Workplace Health Practices for Employees with Chronic Illness

Square meeting centre, Brussels, 22-23 October 2013

Chronic diseases and conditions have a substantial impact on the labour market and working life.
This urges the need for effective job retention and return-to-work strategies and interventions.

The European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) conducted a two-year campaign designed to contribute to the implementation of effective workplace health practices, by stimulating activities and policies in European companies to retain and encourage return-to-work of chronically ill employees, and to prevent employees of moving into disability or early retirement. The conference concludes the campaign on promoting healthy work for employees with chronic illness (PH Work), which was simultaneously organised in 17 EU countries.

The conference will present the results of the campaign and good practices, as well as guidelines to set up comprehensive workplace health strategies and interventions for the retention / return-to-work of chronically ill employees. Furthermore, it will discuss the role of the policymakers, and all other stakeholders on a public health and workplace health level. More info...