CSDP Forum: Promoting Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Policies: Recommendations to Help Workers Who Experience Illness or Injury

Oct 22, 2015 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Washington, DC, and Online

Each year, millions of workers in the United States lose their jobs or leave the workforce after their ability to work has been disrupted by a medical condition. Keeping these workers in the labor force could help them maintain their standard of living; stay productive; and avoid dependency on Social Security Disability Insurance, Medicare, and other federal programs

As part of the Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Policy Collaborative—funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy—three expert-led policy workgroups have developed actionable policy recommendations to help workers keep their jobs if they experience a potentially career-ending medical condition. At this forum, the leaders of each workgroup shared their insights and addressed the central question: How can we reduce the number of workers who eventually lose their jobs due to a medical condition?

The speaker panel featured:

  • Yonatan Ben-Shalom, Mathematica (moderator)
  • Jennifer Christian, Webility Corporation
  • Kevin Hollenbeck, W.E. Upjohn Institute
  • David Stapleton, Mathematica
  • Jennifer Sheehy, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (discussant)

For more information, please contact R2WPolicy@mathematica-mpr.com.