Center for Healthy Work Resources

Research Briefs

Publications and Books

TitlePublication Details
Health and Safety Issues for Workers in Nonstandard EmploymentAhonen, E.Q.; Baron, S.L.; Brosseau, L.M.; Vives, A. Health and Safety Issues for Workers in Nonstandard Employment. Oxford Research Encyclopedias. 2018.

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Research Methodologies for Total Worker Health®: Proceedings From a WorkshopTamers, L.S; Goetzel, R; Kelly, K.. Luckhaupt, S.; Nigam, J.; Pronk, N.; Rohlman, D.; Baron, S.; Brosseau, L.; Sorensen, G.; et. al. Research Methodologies for Total Worker Health®: Proceedings From a Workshop. J. Occup. Environ. Med. 2018, 60, 968-978.
Total Worker HealthEdited by Heidi L. Hudson, Jeannie A. S. Nigam, Steven L. Sauter, L. Casey Chosewood, Anita L. Schill, and John Howard

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Understanding the Role of Academic Partners as Technical Assistance Providers: Results from an Exploratory Study to Address Precarious WorkBonney, T.; Welter, C.; Jarpe-Ratner, E.; Conroy, L.M. Understanding the Role of Academic Partners as Technical Assistance Providers: Results from an Exploratory Study to Address Precarious Work. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 3903.
Impact of precarious work on neighborhood health: Concept mapping by a
community/academic partnership.
Velonis, A. J., Hebert‐Beirne, J., Conroy, L. M., Hernandez, M., Castaneda, D., & Forst, L. Impact of precarious work on neighborhood health: Concept mapping by a community/academic partnership. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2019, doi: 10.1002/ajim.23055
Healthy Work Collaborative: Examples from the FieldClick here to read the report.Click here to read the report.
Development of the Healthy Work Collaborative: Findings From an Action Research Study to Inform a Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Capacity-Building Initiative Addressing Precarious EmploymentWelter, C., Jarpe-Ratner, E., Bonney, T., Pinsker, E. C., Fisher, E., Yankelev, A., . . . Zanoni, J. (2020). Development of the Healthy Work Collaborative: Findings from an Action Research Study to Inform a Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Capacity-Building Initiative Addressing Precarious Employment. Health Promotion Practice. doi:10.1177/1524839920953116
Role of technical assistance in U.S. labor and health sector collaboration to address precarious workTessa Bonney, Christina Welter, Elizabeth Jarpe-Ratner, Alisa Velonis, Lorraine Conroy, Role of technical assistance in U.S. labor and health sector collaboration to address precarious work, Health Promotion International, , daaa124, https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daaa124
Work as a social determinant of health; a landscape assessment of employers in two historically disinvested urban communitiesForst, L, Grant, A, Hebert‐Beirne, J. Work as a social determinant of health; a landscape assessment of employers in two historically disinvested urban communities. Am J Ind Med. 2020; 1‐ 9. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.23174

Webinars

TitleDetailsRecording Link
A New Look at the Way We Work: Nonstandard Work Arrangements and Their Impacts on Worker Safety and HealthThis webinar, a part of the NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series, featured speakers: Rene Pana-Cryan, PhD, Sherry Baron, MD, MPH, and Lisa Brosseau, ScD, CIH. 1.5 CEU are available for viewing this webinar.Click here to view the webinar.
Healthy Work Collaborative Labor PanelHealthy Work Collaborative Labor Panel presented by Alison Dickson of the Project for Middle Class Renewal, Lonnie Golden of the Economic Policy Institute, and Ana Guajardo of Centro de Trabajadores Unidos. Click here to view the webinar.

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Healthy Work Collaborative: Addressing Precarious Work through Social ChangeHealthy Work Collaborative: Addressing Precarious Work through Social Change presented by Christina Welter, MPH, DrPH, Lorraine Conroy, MS, ScD, and Tessa Bonney, MPH, PhD(c).Click here to view the webinar.
Integrated Low-Wage Worker Health Promotion and Prevention in a Community SpaceIntegrated Low-Wage Worker Health Promotion and Prevention in a Community Space, presented by Sherry Baron, MD, MPH and Isabel Cuervo, PhD, both of Queens College, CUNY.Click here to view the webinar.
Workplace Sexual Violence Prevention: Approaches and ActionWorkplace Sexual Violence Prevention: Approaches and Action, presented by Sheerine Alemzadeh, Healing to Action, Esmeralda Melgoza, UCLA Center for Child Anxiety Resilience Education & Support, Sara Lyons, Unite HERE Local 1.Click here to view the webinar.
How to Write a Case StudyHow to Write a Case Study presented by Alan Talaga, Program Lead at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.Click here to view the webinar.

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Organizing, Research, and Policy Approaches
Towards Improving Job Quality in
Nonstandard and Informal Work Arrangements
-Dawn Gearhart, Future of Work Campaign Director, Gig Economy Researcher, National Domestic Workers Alliance. Dawn is continuing her work from Norway where she conducts research to inform global governments and decision makers about issues and opportunities facing workers in the new economy.

-Nik Theodore, Professor of Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will share results of the National Domestic Workers Alliance's report, Home Economics: The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work. Based on surveys of 2,087 domestic workers in 14 cities, Home Economics sheds light on the health and safety hazards faced by informally employed nannies, house cleaners, and caregivers.

-Maya Pinto, Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst at the National Employment Law Project, and co-author of Rights at Risk: Gig Companies’ Campaign to Upend Employment as We Know It, will discuss the corporate campaign to lock service sector workers into independent contractor status, stripping them of critical labor rights and protections.
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Identifying and Preventing Work Stressors to Reduce Chronic Disease: The Healthy Work CampaignMarnie Dobson, PhD
Peter Schnall, MD, MPH
Paul A. Landsbergis, PhD, MPH

Center for Social Epidemiology & Healthy Work Campaign
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COVID-19 Impacts on WorkTessa Bonney, MPH, PhD, Professor, EOHS
Emily Morales-Reyes, BA, MPH (c), GA, Boone County Work, Mental Health, and Substance Use Study & BCHD
Joseph Zanoni, PhD, MILR, Faculty, Undergraduate Program, UIC SPH
August Griffin, MPH (c), UIC SPH
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Action mapping: using participatory action research to develop a community theory of changePreethi Pratap, Co-I, Greater Lawndale Healthy Work Project
Melissa Chrusfield and Adlaide Holloway, Co-chairs of the Greater Lawndale Healthy Work Council
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Journal Club on Changes in precarious employment in the United StatesVanessa Oddo, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and NutritionClick here to view the webinar.
Panel Presentation on Emerging Issues for Workers & the Future of WorkKathleen M. Rospenda PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Heejin Jeong, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechnical and Industrial Engineering
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