Improving Worker Health

Despite great strides made in workplace safety and health over the years, workers continue to suffer from work-related deaths and injuries. Workers also remain substantially affected by illnesses and personal health risk behaviors.

The Healthy Workforce Initiative Begins

Madison County recognized that most adult residents spend up to half of their waking lives at work or commuting, but substantial gaps exists in data on worker health. This led to the launch of Madison County’s healthy workforce initiative in 2017, embracing the NIOSH Total Worker Health® (TWH) program model for workplace health and safety.

The TWH approach integrates wellness with traditional health and safety for the purpose of improving employee health, worker productivity, and ultimately has a positive impact on the employer’s bottom line.

Please return back frequently to this webpage as it will continue to expand and grow with new information and helpful resources. We welcome your feedback to make these webpages more useful to you.

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Total Worker Health®

Learn about this holistic approach to improving worker health.


Initiatives in CNY

Learn what local projects are underway.

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What you need to create or expand your healthy workforce efforts.

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Trainings and Events

Improve the health of your business and #1 asset, your workforce.

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Healthy Workplaces by Madison County

A local health profile (.pdf)

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Workplace Health Indicators and Data

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Madison County Department of Health is proud to be a Total Worker Health® Affiliate, assisting in developing research, policies, practices, programs, interventions, and other work-products that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. As an Affiliate, Madison County Health Department has access to technical expertise and research findings through shared databases, as well as the enhanced ability to deliver effective interventions.

Disclaimer: Total Worker Health® is a registered trademark of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Participation by Madison County Health Department does not imply endorsement by HHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Last reviewed April 28, 2023