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Centers of Occupational Health & Education (COHE)


Centers of Occupational Health and Education (COHEs) work with medical providers, employers, and injured workers in a community-based program designed to ensure timely, effective, and coordinated services for injured workers. COHEs improve injured worker outcomes and reduce disability by training providers and coordinating care.

There are currently 6 COHEs in Washington:

  1. COHE at UW Medicine Valley Medical Center of the Puget Sound, established in 2002.
  2. COHE Community of Eastern Washington, established in 2003.
  3. COHE at UW Medicine Harborview Medical Center, established in 2007.
  4. COHE at the Everett Clinic, established 2007.
  5. COHE Alliance of Western Washington, established in 2013.
  6. COHE at Kaiser Permanente (formerly Group Health), established in 2013.

Learn more

  • See our COHE Toolkit for setting up and managing a COHE. Toolkit includes information for COHE staff with templates, examples and tools to clarify COHE operational processes.
  • View this short video, "Introduction to COHE: What is a COHE?":
  • View this short video, "A Provider Organization describes what COHEs do":

COHE Regional Business/Labor Advisory Boards. - Each COHE participates in a regional business/labor advisory board. The focus of regional board(s) will be to ensure community support and input from business and labor interests.


Contact us

For more information, email us at, or call 360-902-5626.

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