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...
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 Policy Workgroups and Leadership
Developing Early Intervention Options for State Agencies—Led by Yonatan Ben-Shalom, Senior Researcher, Mathematica
Assessing the Feasibility of Adapting the Centers of Occupational Health & Education (COHE) Model to Non-Occupational Cases—Led by David Stapleton, Director, Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy
Developing Behavioral Interventions ("Nudges") Designed to Promote SAW/RTW—Led by Irma Perez-Johnson, Associate Director of Human Services Research, Mathematica
2015 SAW/RTW Policy Work Group
Establishing Accountability to Reduce Job Loss After Injury or Illness
Targeting Early Intervention to Workers Who Need Help to Stay in the Labor Force
Promoting Retention or Reemployment of Workers After a Significant Injury or Illness
Ben-Shalom, Yonatan. "Let’s Help Americans Keep Their Jobs After Injury, Illness." The Hill, October 26, 2015, Congress Blog.
For more information about the SAW/RTW Policy Collaborative, please email R2WPolicy@mathematica-mpr.com.