LOHP serves as a unique “research to practice” (R2P) resource that helps to bring University expertise to workplaces and communities facing occupational and environmental health problems. We promote and facilitate collaboration between researchers, students, and the community (including labor and management organizations, environmental justice groups, public health practitioners, policymakers, and others), through:
- Student internships that provide learning about real world issues, while providing valuable support to host organizations
- Research partnerships that allow researchers access to high risk workplaces and vulnerable communities, as well as community access to high quality research on the issues that affect their lives
- A unique library collection and reference assistance available for University and community users alike
- Consultation to assist in the development of evidence-based standards, legislation, collective bargaining agreements and other policies
We reach out to recruit, encourage and develop a next generation of occupational and environmental health professionals by offering classroom presentations and student project opportunities.