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In a Year’s Work™ – Pilot Game

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In a Year’s Work™ is an educational game that demonstrates how different workers within the same organization experience the social determinants of health. In the game, In a Year’s Work™, each player takes on a unique character:

The CEO, the HR Manager, or the Warehouse Worker. Each character will have to navigate unique stresses and health  challenges both at work and at home. Players will make decisions, big and small, while trying to live healthy and happy lives. Every month you will be presented with different scenarios in which your choices will impact your health and happiness as well as your ability to make changes to address precarious work.

Following focus groups with game players in the summer of 2022, we are making updates to the game. If you’d like to learn more about how your organization may use In a Year’s Work™ or about the game’s ability to change attitudes and beliefs based on experiential learning please contact us using the form below.

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The game, In a Year’s Work™, contains sensitive content that may be harmful or traumatizing to some audiences.  The game covers topics such as workplace injuries, opioid addiction, and mental health.

See below for resources or more information about the concepts mentioned in the game, In a Year’s Work™.

Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal DisordersErgonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal DisordersPractical Demonstrations of Ergonomic Principles
Family Leave and Childcare Family and Medical Leave Act
Family Leave and Childcare Paid Sick Leave
Family Leave and Childcare Workplace Solutions for Childcare
Forming a UnionSteps to Form a Union
Forming a UnionYour Right to Form a Union
Mutual AidMutual Aid Networks
Opioid Use in the WorkplaceOpioid Use in the Workplace
Opioid Use in the WorkplaceMedication-Assisted Treatment
Total Worker HealthNIOSH Total Worker Health Program
Total Worker HealthMaking the Business Case for Total Worker Health
Total Worker HealthCPH-NEW Total Worker Health Facilitator Training
Traumatic InjuriesNIOSH Traumatic Injury Prevention Program
Traumatic InjuriesReporting Workplace Injuries
Worker CentersWhat are Worker Centers?
Worker CentersWarehouse Workers for Justice
Worker CentersArise Chicago
Worker CentersCentro de Trabajadores Unidos
Resources for EmployersHealthy Work Tools
Resources for EmployersSupportive Leaders Drive Organizational Improvements and Employee Health and Well-Being
Stress & Mental Health Stress at Work
Stress & Mental Health Mental Health in the Workplace
Stress & Mental Health Work Stress' Impact on Your Company
COVID-19CDC Workplaces and Businesses: Plan, Prepare, and Respond
Expanding Employee Health BenefitsExpanding Employee Health Benefits
Transitiong Temporary Workers to Full-TimeMaking the Transition
Transitiong Temporary Workers to Full-TimeProtecting Temporary Workers
Transitiong Temporary Workers to Full-TimeIllinois Leads the Way in Fighting Temp Worker Abuse

We are proud to have worked with the TESA Collective on the design and development of the game. To learn more about the TESA Collective, visit their website.