The Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR)
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CWGHR approached RiskAnalytica with a request for assistance with formulation
of national policies that address the issues of labour-force participation
and social inclusion of individuals affected by episodic disabilities that
are characterized by unpredictable shifts between acute episodes of illness
and unexpected episodes of wellness affecting a person’s capacity to function
effectively and remain in the workforce. Episodic disabilities can force
individuals to move out of the workforce suddenly, but later may gradually
resolve themselves so the individuals are able to return to work.
RiskAnalytica’s role in this project was to estimate a potential economic
impact associated with adopting a new disability benefit program that would
address the specific needs of individuals with episodic disabilities.