Vermont RETAIN is committed to helping clinicians care for Vermont workers with injuries and illnesses that limit their ability to work.
Does your practice want to join the Vermont RETAIN Early Return-to-Work program?
Vermont RETAIN is a free program through the State of Vermont to help people with an injury or illness get back to work as quickly and successfully as possible. Vermont RETAIN piloted this program in six primary care practices over the past year.
The Phase 2 RETAIN study is a quality improvement project to test two evidence-based approaches to help workers who are at risk for work disability stay at or return to work: (1) work disability prevention resources for providers and patients and (2) resources combined with return to work care coordination. Practices will be randomized to receive resources or resources and care coordination.
The Vermont RETAIN Early Return-to-Work Program is a resource for you and your patients that provides:
Access to board-certified Occupational Medicine physicians trained in stay-at-work and return-to-work best practices
Training in best stay-at-work/return-to-work practices with free continuing education credits
Evidence-based support packet and/or return-to-work care coordination that can:
Provide support, guidance, and resources to you and your patients
Help your patients access the services they need to recover and return to productivity
Facilitate alternate or modified work plans or job re-training
Serve as a liaison between healthcare and employment services
Watch this video to learn more about joining Vermont RETAIN
The practice enrollment process
To participate in Phase 2 of VT RETAIN: Fill out online, fax, email or mail the practice enrollment form
Call or email to connect with a board-certified Occupational Medicine physician who specializes in stay-at-work and return-to-work strategies and support.
We offer training in evidence-based practices and time saving strategies to help you best care for workers with an injury or illness (on-line or in-person at a time convenient for you). Continuing education credits may also be available.