Early Medical Intervention is Key to Preventing Long-Term Disability
RETAINWORKS focuses on the continual employment of individuals who experience a debilitating illness or offsite injury. Many workers who are ill or injured are able to remain in their jobs or the workforce when they receive timely, coordinated employment support and medical services as part of a stay-at-work or return-to-work program. Most people have the ability to be productive after illness or injury, even if it means altering their current work environment or finding a new position.
By assisting the patient return to work under medical supervision as soon as possible, employment becomes another important health outcome. Healthcare providers can get involved by referring eligible patients within 12 weeks of illness or injury and collaborating with the RETAINWORKS network to improve their employment outcomes.