Innovative Strategies for Healthcare Organizations to Increase Participation in Early Return to Work Program

Washington State University/Valley Hospital

Project summary

Identify and remediate limitations to employer and employee utilization of Early Return to Work program benefits in healthcare settings by

  1. survey and analysis of perceived barriers among employers and employees,
  2. development and implementation of innovative ERTW training during new employee orientation to acculturate employees and supervisors from the point of initial employment,
  3. provision of a healthcare organization specific ERTW task analysis toolkit, and
  4. measurement of pre and post program opinion and participation levels.

Amount Awarded: $138,225.00

Date Awarded: May 2013

Final Report (865 KB PDF)



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