Haro Park and Partners Benefit from Disability Management

In 2008, the British Columbia government, together with WorkSafeBC and the Healthcare Benefit Trust, provided funding for a range of organizations to undergo assessments of their Disability Management programs utilizing internationally accepted DM/RTW assessment tools.

As a result of the assessments in the long term care / community care sector, Haro Park and seven partner facilities, working with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) and with funding from WorkSafeBC, were able to share the services of one Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) for what turned out to be a very successful two-year pilot project, resulting in a 5:1 return on a net cash basis, in addition to the significant and often immeasurable social benefits. Also, partly as a result of the initiative, DM has now become part of a new collective agreement between the industry unions and the employer. Full story