Physical Therapist Frazier Rehab Hospital New Albany, Indiana, United States
Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) is a free federally funded initiative exploring stay-at-work/return-to-work (SAW/RTW) strategies. RETAIN Kentucky utilizes peer support, assistive technology, and universal design to promote quality, coordinated health and employment-related SAW/RTW services. The RETAIN Kentucky team consists of many partners are state and local levels, including University of Louisville Health and Frazier Rehabilitation Institute. Our interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation professionals will describe their roles within RETAIN Kentucky efforts, as well as teach strategies for rehabilitation professionals to engage in systems-level change regarding SAW/RTW policies. We will also engage in interactive discussion, to maximize benefit for attendees.
Describe current barriers for patients experiencing illness/injury in return to work
Describe a systems approach to return to work, including relevant stakeholders
Demonstrate knowledge of strategies to engage rehabilitation professionals in return-to-work efforts
Understand federal policies preventing discrimination and providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities in the workplace
Understanding the wide-ranging impacts when workers do not return to work