Founded in April 2002 by the leaders of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), the OEHF is an independent entity organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. Its mission is to advance the knowledge of occupational and environmental health and medicine and to promote and protect the health of workers through preventive services, clinical care, research and educational programs.

Among the early initiative of the OEHF is sponsorship, under a grant from Pfizer Inc, of programs/research in health, wellness and safety in the workplace. In addition to this grant program, the OEHF has developed an agenda for research (Establishing a Research Agenda in Health and Productivity – JOEM, Vol. 46, No. 6, June 2004) that identifies topics the Foundation will consider funding over the next several years. Information on the RFP process will be promulgated via this website beginning in mid 2006.

Your donation to the OEHF is vital in our efforts to develop programs and conduct innovative research in occupational and environmental health. It is through your generosity and support that we will be able to meet our goals and offer meaningful improvements in this field of health. To find out more about donating, click here.