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...
Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Policy Collaborative—S@W/R2W
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has a strong interest in advancing policies and programs that promote positive stay-at-work/return-to-work (SAW/RTW) outcomes for workers who experience an injury or illness that challenges their ability to work. Building on progress made in the previous two years, in its third year, the SAW/RTW Policy Collaborative will establish three new policy work groups, each assigned to identify, develop, and share actionable policy steps on an SAW/RTW-related topic. It will also conduct outreach to raise awareness about cross-cutting SAW/RTW issues among critical stakeholder groups, and disseminate actionable policy recommendations to inform policy decisions at the state and federal level.
2016 SAW/RTW Policy Work Group
Behavioral Interventions to Promote Job Retention after Injury or Illness
Steps States Can Take to Help Workers Keep Their Jobs after Injury, Illness, or Disability
Helping Workers Who Develop Medical Problems Stay Employed: Expanding Washington’s COHE Program Beyond Workers’ Compensation
Helping Workers Keep Their Jobs After an Injury, Illness, or Disability (September 13, 2016)
Ben-Shalom, Yonatan. "Let’s Help Americans Keep Their Jobs After Injury, Illness." The Hill, October 26, 2015, Congress Blog.
Christian, Jennifer, and Yonatan Ben-Shalom. "Why We Need Stronger Public Efforts to Prevent Work Disability" Disability Blog, September 12, 2016.
For more information about the SAW/RTW Policy Collaborative, please email R2WPolicy@mathematica-mpr.com.
Helping Workers Keep Their Jobs After an Injury, Illness, or Disability
S@W/R2W - Preventing Work Disability
Dr. Jennifer Christian, a physician and specialist in occupational medicine, talks about why we need stronger public efforts to prevent work disability.
SAW/RTW Webinar: How Can We Help Workers Keep Their jobs After Injury, Illness?
This webinar, hosted by the Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Policy Collaborative, convened state and local leaders who want to help more workers keep their jobs after they develop a career-threatening medical condition.