Return-to-work coordination, the what, when, how, where and by whom: Findings from the Intervention Mapping Project

Institute for Work & Health
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Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Carlo Ammendolia
Institute for Work & Health

In Ontario, as in other jurisdictions, return to work (RTW) and disability prevention have become high priorities for employers and insurers given the increasing duration of lost-time claims in recent years. Research evidence suggests that RTW coordination may be helpful in improving RTW. However, details on how to successfully implement a RTW program based on RTW coordination are lacking. Intervention mapping is a methodology that is used to develop and implement complex interventions or programs. We used this approach to develop a RTW program based on RTW coordination that is tailored to the Ontario setting. In this plenary, the methodology used and the findings will be described.

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