Law enforcement and public safety personnel are a high-risk group for occupational injuries and illnesses, including heightened risks for musculoskeletal injuries, fatigue/stress-related disorders, and cardiovascular and other health problems. We demonstrated that a team-centered, worksite-based peer taught scripted health promotion program resulted in healthier lifestyles and reduced injury rates among fire fighters. This proposal will extend that format to law enforcement officers trying to improve their health and safety at the same time providing information that will better allow insight into teams as vehicles for behavior change for other populations.

Public Health Relevance

Law enforcement and public safety personnel are a high-risk group for occupational injuries and illnesses, including heightened risks for musculoskeletal injuries, fatigue/stress-related disorders, and cardiovascular and other health problems. We demonstrated that a team-centered, worksite-based peer taught scripted health promotion program resulted in healthier lifestyles and reduced injury rates among fire fighters. This proposal will extend that format to law enforcement officers trying to improve their health and safety at the same time providing information that will better allow insight into teams as vehicles for behavior change for other populations.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Type
Research Project (R01)
Project #
5R01OH009676-03
Application #
8286022
Study Section
Safety and Occupational Health Study Section (SOH)
Program Officer
Potula, Viji
Project Start
2010-08-01
Project End
2014-07-31
Budget Start
2012-08-01
Budget End
2013-07-31
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$548,071
Indirect Cost
$157,100
Name
Oregon Health and Science University
Department
Internal Medicine/Medicine
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
096997515
City
Portland
State
OR
Country
United States
Zip Code
97239