2017 COEH-CE Webinar Series – Health and Employment: Macro Context and Micro Initiatives


Wednesday, May 3, 2017 
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Pacific Standard Time)

What are employment and workforce trends regarding Americans with disabilities? What is the newest thinking about how to build worker sustainability in response to these trends?

This *FREE* webinar presentation will provide you with the latest information. The presentation makes it clear that allowing workplace practices and disability policies to continue will prove to be deleterious to the American economy. To counter these trends, organizations can establish new workplace and management practices that slow or reverse these trends by putting in place environmental and organizational changes that enhance and grow worker capabilities, thus ending the cycle of worker depletion and replacement.

On completion of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • To describe current employment and workforce trends regarding disabled persons.
  • To know and understand why current employment and workplace practices create unsustainable workforces.
  • To identify factors that can be built into the physical and psychological work environment that will have positive effects on worker health, productivity, well-being and ultimately workforce sustainability.

For complete information and registration, visit http://www.coehce.org.


Deadline Extended For Whorton Writing Award


The deadline for the M. Donald Whorton Writing Award has been extended until Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

The M. Donald Whorton Writing Award is offered by the Northern California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. The award program strives to honor the late Dr. Whorton by encouraging and recognizing important new voices in occupational and environmental research.

Students and recent alumni (within five years of graduation) from any of the COEH-affiliated programs are eligible to submit a manuscript for consideration for the M. Don Whorton Writing Award. Papers may be co-authored; however the student/alumnus must be first or senior author. To be considered, papers must be recently published or accepted for publication.


  • A nominating cover letter should be submitted stating the title, name of author(s) and author contact information. Both self-nominations and nominations by others will be accepted.
  • An electronic copy of the paper must be attached.
  • Submissions are due to COEH Deputy Director, Julia Buss, (jbuss@berkeley.edu) by March 29, 2017.

For complete details, visit: the COEH M. Donald Whorton Writing Award website.


For Epidemiology Students: 2017 CSTE Student Scholarship


Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) is holding a contest for one epidemiology student to attend the 2017 Annual Conference in Boise, Idaho this June 4-8, 2017. The winning student scholar will receive round trip airfare, a three-night hotel stay and free registration to the 2017 Conference. More details can be found in this announcement (pdf).

Epidemiology students are encouraged to apply by Friday, March 31 and to join CSTE as student members for only $30 per year.