The Great Lakes Center for Occupational and Environmental Health has served as a World Health Organization Collaborating Center since 1996. We work with our partners to reduce diseases and injuries resulting from exposure to hazards in the workplace and general environment. We address work-related illness and injury in the formal and informal economy, climate change, healthy housing, and healthcare waste reduction. Our partners include:
WHO World Health Organization and other Collaborating Centers.
PAHO Pan-American Health Organization, the public health agency for the Americas.
NGOs Non-governmental organizations across the globe
Trainings to bolster worker protection
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Our WHO Collaborating Center projects are aligned with seven UN Strategic Development Goals: good health and well-being, clean water and sanitation, decent work and economic growth, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, climate action and partnerships for the goals.
Two women tend crops among a series of terraces.