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The Aging Workforce: The Role of Medical Professionals in Helping Older Workers and Workers with Disabilities to Stay at Work or Return to Work and Remain Employed

March 2013 | Report/Brief

Department of Labor - Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

NTAR Leadership Center, Maria Heidkamp and Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH

March 2013

This issue brief summarizes the "The Aging Workforce: The Role of Medical Professionals in Helping Older Workers and Workers with Disabilities to Stay at Work or Return to Work and Remain Employed" roundtable held on September 19, 2012, in Washington, DC. With support from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University convened a one-day, invitation-only roundtable and involved a select group of high-level international, federal, and state policymakers; medical professionals; researchers; and advocates with expertise in aging and disability, employment, vocational rehabilitation, and social security policy.  

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The Aging Workforce: The Role of Medical Professionals in Helping Older Workers and Workers with Disabilities to Stay at Work or Return to Work and Remain Employed