As part of its work under the NTAR Leadership Center for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the Heldrich Center has maintained a strategic focus on older workers, delving into a range of issues connected to the aging workforce, disability, and employment. The Heldrich Center launched the initiative with a December 2010 roundtable entitled, Disability Implications of an Aging Workforce: Developing an Action Strategy. Several framing documents were prepared for the event examining demographic trends, health and disability in midlife, and disability, aging, and employment trends and drivers. As a follow up to the roundtable, the Heldrich Center produced a series of research papers regarding different aspects of aging, disability, and employment issues:
The Heldrich Center’s initiative expanded in 2012 to include a focus on the implications of an aging workforce for the health care sector. The Heldrich Center hosted a January 2012 event that examined strategies to encourage the retention of aging health care professionals, including those aging into or with disabilities. A second event was held in September 2012 and entitled, The Aging Workforce: The Role of Medical Professionals in Encouraging Older Workers to Stay Employed or Return to Work. Research briefs from both events are listed below.
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