Our Center evaluation plan involves the systematic tracking and evaluation of our many activities. Below is our "How-are-we-doing" scorecard that presents top-level measures of interest to our target audiences; the underlying detail is below that.
Our goal is to assess the quality, utility, feasibility, impact, and value of
our research, outreach and education activities, translation to practice and
dissemination efforts. Gathered via quantitative (e.g., surveys/
evaluation metrics) and qualitative methods (e.g., interviews, focus groups discussions),
our program evaluation will help track our path from inputs through activities,
to outcome achievement (see the OHWC logic model). Through
a continually evolving process, our program evaluation strategy is to amalgamate
the data across various indicators.
Oregon Healthy Workforce Center's Impact
Click the table below to read more on the effectiveness of our interventions during our 2011 to 2016 funding cycle.
View our complete list of publications.
Peer-reviewed publications from OHWC-funded projects:
- 2011- 2016: 12
- Since 2016: 14
[Updated May 2019]
As part of our continuing efforts to translate research to practice, we proudly feature our Tool and Toolkits kiosk.
Supervisors play a crucial role in the safety, health and well-being of their employees. The US Forest Service implemented and tested a tailored version of the supervisor training from the SHIP toolkit.
Young workers need Total Worker Health too! The training has been adopted by seasonal young workers within City of Portland parks and rec. Also, an adaptation of the PUSH training was implemented by the Bureau of Labor and Industries.
Total Worker Health for construction workers. An adaption of the BeSuper! toolkit is being tested and disseminated in several vineyards around Oregon.
TOOLS KIOSKOur collection of expert-recommended resources that can be used as team activities. Tools are organized by topic, industry, and format. A featured tool created by our institute and designed for use in safety, health and well-being workplace huddles are our Health Impacts Safety guides. These guides offer information and active strategies for various health topics pertinent to the workplace, and a popular tool at our conference tables.
Bi-annual Symposia (Spring & Fall)
- Average attendance per event: 80 in Spring, 127 in Fall (plus 10 - 15 via webinar)
- Average event rating by attendees: 4.6 out of 5
- # visits to Symposia webpage: 1477
- Average attendance per event: 98 in Spring, 84 in Fall (plus 10-15 via webinar)
- Average event rating by attendees: 4.7 out of 5
- # visits to Symposia webpage: 2908
Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute (every other year)
2018 Summer Institute
- Average attendance: 74
- Average event rating by attendees: 4.41 out of 5
2016 Summer Institute
- Average attendance: 93
- Average event rating by attendees: 4.5 out of 5
[Updated April 2019)
- Oregon Healthy Workforce Center website: 15,049 views
- Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences: 61,801 views
- Oregon and the Workplace Blog:
Number of blog posts: 64 with 45,611 views
Twitter: 864 followers
Facebook: 388 followers
- Other social media outlets: OHWC YouTube channel and LinkedIn
- Health Impacts Safety guides: 1570 downloads
- OccHealthSci Resource Directory: 7955 views
- YourWorkpath.com: 520 visits with 45,611 views (Sept. 2018-Feb. 2019)
- What's Work Got To Do With It podcast: 552 plays (Sept 2018-Feb. 2019)
- Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences newsletter (monthly): 1729 subscribers
[Last Updated, 2019, Q1 data]
See what our attendees are saying about our symposia:
Given by attendees (anonymous) from our Fall 2017 symposia, Navigating Mental Health in the Workplace
- "Another incredible symposium, taking the audience on a journey from an introduction of the topic, through various deeper aspects of it, to a final resolve, understanding; and feeling of a positive future. Thank you!"
- "Love the extra time time for networking! Wonderful to talk to others on such an important topic."
- "Being a social worker, I am very familiar with many of these topics. However, I think these are really good topics for those who don't have direct mental health training."
- "Excellent content. One of the best trainings I have been to in a long time."
- "Loved the variety of speakers support different aspects of the general topic."
See what our participants are saying about our toolkits
COMPASS"I think anybody new coming into this field should have to take the COMPASS class…because it will help exponentially"
"...I think of myself personally as a caregiver - I may focus on my consumer employer's needs more than my own needs, and so [COMPASS] really did bring an awareness that if my needs, you know my health…my mental health and everything, if I'm balanced, then I feel that I'm a better caregiver"
SHIP"Employees were cautious at first but now they're the ones asking supervisors if they can revisit the team effectiveness goals. They're really enthusiastic."
"The content in the PUSH training helps us ensure that our staff is prepared to work safely and provides information about their rights as workers and encourages them to speak up when they have questions…""…we believe that using PUSH as a standard training for new hires is a wise investment in our employees. Not only does it enhance the training that we require for all workers, but the online format allows us to save time and money that we would otherwise need to spend on in-person training."
Supervisor Training"The program was fun and there was lots of good information. I particularly liked how the staff delivered the program. I would recommend this to others including our main offices…"
"…It made me more aware of being a good role model to fellow coworkers and to also always be a good safety representative…I especially enjoyed the weekly meetings and the camaraderie shared by our team…"