Help your employees during cancer treatment
Employers in the United States spend $125 billion in direct medical costs and another $139 billion in diminished productivity and lost work time, either for cancer treatment or caring for someone with cancer.
And an overwhelming majority of employees with a cancer diagnosis want to keep working while they’re managing their treatment or caring for a loved one who is in treatment.
So how do you keep these experienced employees present and productive and keep your company running efficiently? The answer: Work Stride.
Johns Hopkins Work Stride is both a web portal with extensive information and resources from some of the world’s leading oncology experts and a nurse navigator, who will guide and support your employees and managers wherever they are on the cancer journey. Work Stride helps employees and their families:
- understand and reduce the risks of cancer,
- recognize the early warning signs of the disease, and
- understand and manage cancer treatment
Work Stride also includes a special section about HR laws and policies as well as a section for managers, to help them balance the emotional and logistical needs of their employee with the business demands of their workplace.
Johns Hopkins – among the nation’s most highly regarded cancer centers for diagnosis and treatment – was not particularly good at supporting its own employees with cancer or those who were providing care for a loved one with cancer. The challenges and results of Johns Hopkins effort to focus on its employees impacted by cancer are outlined in this case study.