Health, Wellness, & Society Journal Award

The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society offers an annual award for newly published research or thinking that has been recognized to be outstanding by members of the Health, Wellness, & Society Research Network.

Award Winner for Volume 5

Employees Participating in Change: Empowerment Approach to Improving Staff Health, Safety and Wellness

IMPACT STATEMENT:

The Employees Participating in Change (EPIC) Program is a unique safety model because its focus is on employee empowerment and its role in helping to mitigate workplace hazards. With strong management buy-in and support, this model equips staff with the right tools, knowledge and authority to make changes that improve their work environment, reduce injuries, and enhance the safety climate.

At the NHSRU, we connect researchers, decision-makers, and key stakeholders in the practice setting across health care sectors and professional associations. We facilitate these connections to make sure policy and management decisions are guided by the most current and accurate information.

With EPIC, we continue to use research evidence related to employee health, safety and wellness to inform policy and practice relevant to communities across Ontario's healthcare organizations and positively influence patient care outcomes

Past Award Winners

Volume 4

Traditional Knowledge, Indigenous Green Vegetables, and Health Security: Exploring Livelihood Practices within African Traditions

Shadrack Baleseng Ramokgadi, The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society, Volume 4, Issue 3-4, pp. 47-57


Volume 3

Social Justice and Health Equality: Urban Aboriginal Women’s Action for Health Reform

Donna L. M. Kurtz, deSales Turner, Jessie Nyberg, and Diana Moar, The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society, Volume 3, Issue 4, 13-26


Volume 2

Social Work Approaches for Substance-Use Treatment

Maria Cisaltina da Silveira Nunes Dinis, The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society, Volume 2, Issue 2, 23-36


Volume 1

The Influence of Military Culture and Veteran Worldviews on Mental Health Treatment: Practice Implications for Combat Veteran Help-seeking and Wellness

Eugenia Weiss, Jose E. Coll, and Michael Metal, The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society, Volume 1, Issue 2, 75-86