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Healthcare providers play a key role in helping employees stay at, or return to, work safely.

The Minnesota Retaining Employment and Talent after Injury/Illness Network (MN RETAIN) Program helps MN workers stay at work and return to work after personal or occupational injury or illness. This program is funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy in collaboration with the Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, and the Social Security Administration.

During the Phase 1 demonstration project, the MN RETAIN Program successfully developed protocols, processes, and collaboration among various state agencies, workforce development organizations and the Mayo Clinic and served 150 ill/injured workers. Phase II will expand the program to include 3,200 participants across Minnesota and is designed to validate and bring to scale evidence-based strategies aimed to increase employment retention and reduce long-term work disability. Primary goals of Phase 2 include statewide expansion and support to ill/injured workers especially underserved populations. Workers must have the right to work in the US to receive RETAIN services.

How to Participate:

You can refer your patients to receive RETAIN services – any healthcare organization/medical provider can do so.

  • Each patient who enrolls in the RETAIN intervention group will have free Return to Work Case Manager services.
  • Some patients may be eligible for free workforce development services.
  • RETAIN staff work closely with patients, their employers, and treating providers to help MN workers stay at work.
  • HIPAA releases will be obtained to support communication between the RETAIN staff and healthcare team.

Join RETAIN to help your patients and keep the MN workforce strong!

Please contact or call 507-284-4537 if you wish to learn more about this opportunity. 

Updated MN RETAIN Health Care Provider Training

Healthcare providers play a key role in supporting their patient’s return-to-work. MN RETAIN has partnered with Mayo Clinic to develop a CME accredited course entitled Preventing Needless Work Disability: The Healthcare Provider Role.

Take the course to learn how you can best support your patient’s return-to-work.

Providers with one or more patients enrolled in the RETAIN intervention group will receive $100 after completion of the online course.

This course has been updated and is now comprised of one module and takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Providers who have completed the CME are also eligible for additional reimbursement to support future patients participating in the program (patients also receive $100 at enrollment).

Click on the link below for further information about this course and how to obtain CME credit.

In partnership with MN RETAIN, a complementary registration sponsorship code can be entered to complete this online course: OL-21R00963.