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WellPoint Foundation - October 2014
The WellPoint Foundation announced that they are funding a new cancer support program called The Workplace Transitions for People Touched by Cancer. The program is a collaboration among US Business Leadership Network, Cancer and Careers, Pfizer, WellPoint, and SEDL, a non-profit educational research firm. "Workplace Transitions for People Touched by Cancer is testing an actionable and interactive resource with six large businesses in an effort to support employers and their employees’ healthy and productive return to work after a cancer diagnosis. The goal is to offer the resource for free to all employers next year after it has been tested."
Cancer and Careers worked with WellPoint and the other collaborators to help establish the program, “ 'At least one survey has found that the biggest predictor of return to work for people diagnosed with cancer is work accommodations,' said Rebecca Nellis, vice president, programs and strategy, Cancer and Careers. 'It’s really about stimulating a dialogue between the employee, the supervisor and human resources so that they can work together to identify issues, find solutions and keep employees with cancer who want to work working to their full ability.' ”
For the full press release, click here.
Original source: www.businesswire.com