Helping Workers Keep Their Jobs After an Injury, Illness, or Disability
On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, the Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work (SAW/RTW) Policy Collaborative of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy hosted a policy forum and webinar to share actionable recommendations for policies that can improve the SAW/RTW outcomes of workers who experience injury, illness, or disability. State and federal policymakers, employers, workers, service providers, staff of professional associations, and researchers are invited to join us to learn more about SAW/RTW initiatives and contribute to a discussion of critical policy and programmatic issues.
For additional context about the imperative to prevent work disability, watch our video featuring occupational physician Dr. Jennifer Christian, and read her statement of principles for work disability prevention, which provides background, makes the case for taking action, and points toward some solutions.
Our panel of experts discussed:
- Steps states can take to help workers keep their jobs after injury, illness, or disability
- Adapting a successful workers’ compensation initiative to off-the-job cases
- Behavioral interventions designed to promote SAW/RTW
For more information, please contact R2WPolicy@mathematica-mpr.com.