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New study explores strategies to boost access of persons with chronic diseases to the labour market

The article "Mapping European Welfare Models: State of the Art of Strategies for Professional Integration and Reintegration of Persons with Chronic Diseases" has been published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and is available online. 

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The development of the study was coordinated by Asel Kadyrbaeva, EASPD Research and Development Officer. Its aim is to compare existing strategies (policies, systems, and services) for professional (re-)integration of Persons with Chronic Diseases and the mental health conditions available at both European and national level between different European welfare models: Scandinavian, Continental, Anglo-Saxon, Mediterranean, and “Post-Communist”.
The article has been published in the framework of PATHWAYS (Participation to Healthy Workplaces And Inclusive Strategies in the Work Sector), a 3-year EU project that aims to develop innovative approaches to promote the professional integration of people with chronic diseases and improve their employability.

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