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U-POWER is one of 10 Centers of Excellence (see Figure 1 to the right) in Total Worker Health® funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). We conduct research dedicated to understanding how power shapes working conditions and how the Total Worker Health (TWH) approach and principles can be leveraged to improve work for everyone in the United States (see Figure 2 below for our center structure). 

We also conduct outreach dedicated to sharing our research findings, building partnerships with stakeholders invested in changing work for the better, and amplifying scholarship that imagines a safer, healthier, and more equitable future of work.

A map of the United States depicting the 10 Centers of Excellence in TWH
Figure 1. Centers of Excellence in Total Worker Health (TWH)
A figure that depicts the structure of U-POWER, including core activities, research projects, and partners
Figure 2. U-POWER has many working parts, but all of them unite around our mission to aid the movement for universal decent work through research, outreach, and partnerships.