Partner with L&I to establish a Center of Occupational Health & Education

December 16, 2021

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) partners with organizations across the state to sponsor Centers of Occupational Health & Education (COHE) to improve outcomes for workers and reduce long-term disability. The Department has started a new solicitation process and invites Washington hospitals to consider contracting with L&I to establish a COHE.

COHE became a state-wide initiative in Washington in 2011 as part of workers’ compensation reform legislation. COHEs work with attending providers to educate them on occupational health best practices, help them understand provider reporting, improve processes that support a worker’s recovery and provide health services coordination resources.

If you have community partners that would benefit from learning about the COHE model, L&I encourages you to share this information with them. If your organization cannot meet all of L&I’s requirements, you may subcontract. L&I reserves the right to approve all subcontractors.

To learn more about what’s involved in sponsoring a COHE, please visit To ask questions or provide feedback, please reach out at or 360-902-5626.


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