LOHP works with UC and other faculty to develop community based participatory research and other intervention or “Research to Practice” projects. The organization depends upon the support and input of the Academic Advisory Committee to build those relationships and to ensure that our projects and services are evidenced-based and well-linked to other faculty endeavors. LOHP also plays an integral role in the academic mission of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) by speaking in university classes to introduce students to occupational and environmental health issues and careers; providing internships that give students practical, meaningful experience with workers in union and community settings; and making academic resources accessible to workers and the community.
LOHP relies on a committed group of individuals from labor and community-based organizations (CBOs) to consult on projects, develop training programs and further its organizational mission as a whole. In addition, LOHP collaborates with labor and CBOs on specialized trainings that meet the needs of various industries and occupations, with engaging programs that are multilingual and accessible to various levels of literacy.
LOHP counts among its partners a wide range of organizations and agencies dedicated to improving the health and safety of workers in California and the world. Here is a partial listing:
UCB Center for Labor Research and Education; UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment; UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health (LOSH) Program; UCSF Occupational Health Nursing Program; UCLA/LOSH; UCD Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety; West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center
CA Division of Occupational Safety and Health; CA Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC); CA Division of Workers’ Compensation; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); CA Department of Public Health; Alameda County Public Authority for In Home Support Services; CA Labor Commissioner’s Office
AFL-CIO; AFSCME; CA State Labor Federation; Central Labor Councils of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties; UNITE HERE; SEIU; IBT; UFCW; State Building and Construction Trades Council; CWA; CFT; CTA; ATU
Young Workers United; Asian Pacific Environmental Network; CA Rural Legal Assistance; Centro Legal de la Raza; Chinese Progressive Association; Mujeres Unidas y Activas; Watsonville Law Center; Worksafe, Inc.; Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition; Alliance of Forest Workers and Harvesters; East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy; California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative
PAST AND PRESENT FUNDERS
The California Wellness Foundation; The California Endowment; CA Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation; Department of Industrial Relations; National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety; Occupational Safety and Health Administration; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; CA Department of Public Health; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; UCB Center for Labor Research and Education; UC Institute for Labor and Employment (renamed Miguel Contreras Labor Program); International Labor Organization; National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety; Center for Construction Research and Training
OTHER PROFESSIONAL AND EMPLOYER COLLABORATORS
CA Applicants’ Attorneys Association; CA Association of Work Experience Educators; CA Center for Childhood Injury Prevention; State Compensation Insurance Fund; Small Business Association of CA; Kaiser Permanente NLMP; Center for Construction Research and Training