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CDC Public Health Grand Rounds,“New Frontiers in Workplace Health.”

  • Event Summary


    We are pleased to present the August session of Public Health Grand Rounds,“New Frontiers in Workplace Health.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, August 15, at 1:00 p.m. (ET).


    Work-related injuries and stress are increasing!

    Each year, more than 4,500 deaths occur from work-related injuries, and 10–20 percent of all cardiovascular diseases among working-age people are work-related. Stress is the leading workplace health problem and a major occupational health risk, ranking above physical inactivity and obesity.

    What can be done to protect worker health and stem rising healthcare costs? 

    Workplace health and safety programs are opportunities to address these issues, but employers may lack resources to implement such programs. CDC is launching a “Workplace Health Resource Center,” an easy-to-use, one-stop website, with more than 200 resources for employers and employees.

    Learn more about how to make workplace health programs work!

    Workplace health and safety programs could potentially reach more than 159 million workers across the United States. Join us for this session of Public Health Grand Rounds as experts discuss comprehensive integrated approaches, best practices, and the role state health departments have in the support of workplace health and safety.

    Discover opportunities and new tailored programs for small employers. Learn about the new tools and resources CDC offers, and hear about policy recommendations from the Partnership and Bipartisan Policy Center. 


    CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:

    “New Frontiers in Workplace Health”


    Tuesday August 15, 2017

    1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

    Global Communications Center (Building 19)

    Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium

    Roybal Campus


    Presented By:


    Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH

    Director, Office for Total Worker Health®

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    “Exploring the Health and Safety Consequences of Modern Work”

    Ron Z. Goetzel, PhD

    Senior Scientist

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Vice President, IBM Watson Health

    President and CEO, The Health Project

    “The Business Case for Investing in Workers’ Health and Well-Being”

    Laura Linnan, ScD

    Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, and

    Professor, Department of Health BehaviorGillings School of Global Public Health

    University of North Carolina

    Director, Carolina Collaborative for Research on Work and Health

    “National Survey of Workplace Health and Safety at State Health Departments”

    Jason E. Lang, MPH, MS

    Team Lead, Workplace Health Programs

    Division of Population Health

    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    “Introducing the New CDC Workplace Health Resource Center”


    Facilitated By:


    John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds

    Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds

    Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds


    Our sessions are open to the public:

    A live webcast will be available on our website.  The link will be live five minutes before the presentation. View our sessions on our archive page at your convenience. Sessions are archived 3-4 days after each presentation.


    For non-CDC staff who want to attend in person:

    Non-CDC staff must have prior security clearance. US citizens must submit a request to the Grand Rounds Team.  A US state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, US passport) is required.

    Non-US citizens must submit their requests 20 days prior to the session to the Grand Rounds Team, and additional information will be required.


    For individuals requiring reasonable accommodations:

    It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored events. Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please e-mail the request


    For questions about this Grand Rounds topic: Feel free to e-mail your questions before or during the session.


    Grand Rounds is available for continuing education. 

    All continuing education credit for Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) is issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, you can email Learner Support or call them at 1-800-41-TRAIN (1-800-418-7246). Those who view PHGR and wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Continuing education will be available for up to 2 years and 1 month after the initial offering. The course code for all PHGR sessions is PHGR10.

    Target audience: physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, and others.


    1. List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
    2. Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
    3. Identify one key prevention science research gap.
    4. Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.


    CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE credits obtained through the TCE Online system will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals in fulfilling the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.

    Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.


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