Topic: SAW/RTW Policy Dissemination

Educate medical providers

Educate medical providers about effective occupational health practices and comprehensive pain management strategies. Reach medical providers through professional organizations such as the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), as well as through other professional networking channels. Different mechanisms could be used ...more »

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Topic: SAW/RTW Policy Dissemination

Engage private insurers in adopting effective SAW/RTW strategies

Involve private insurers in supporting transition back to work by working with insurers such as Liberty Mutual and Traveler’s Insurance and with national trade associations and advocacy organizations such as America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) to engage their members in discussions of policies that advance best practices in SAW/RTW.

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Communicate advantages of the COHE model to state WC agencies

Communicate the advantages of replicating or adapting the State of Washington’s Centers of Occupational Health and Education (COHE) program through listservs and blogposts targeting policymaking and regulatory entities responsible for state workers’ compensation (WC) programs. Audiences that may be in a position to move the policy needle in the direction of a COHE-type model of collaborative care include state-based insurers ...more »

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Convince HR professionals of the value of RTW policies/programs

Reinforce the idea with HR professionals that supporting the return to work of workers who had disengaged from their job due to injury or disability can contribute to a business maintaining a strong and productive workforce. Encourage them to embrace RTW as a standard business practice through blogposts, conference presentations, etc. sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and similar professional ...more »

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