Minnesota RETAIN Research Program

The Minnesota RETAIN program is a collaborative effort aimed at facilitating early intervention strategies to support workers in staying-at or returning-to-work after injury or illness. Get help returning or staying at work quickly and safely. Join the MN RETAIN program today!

Fast Facts

any injury or illness that affects your ability to work

live and work in minnesota

have worked in the past 3 months

Study Background

The Minnesota RETAIN program’s primary goal is to provide early intervention strategies for workers to stay at work or return to work as soon as medically possible after an illness or injury that occurred on or off-the-job and that impacts their ability to work. 

Minnesota RETAIN is different from many other stay at work and return to work programs because the Return to Work Case Manager is an integrated member of the worker’s medical team. The program also assists workers that cannot be accommodated in their regular job, giving them the option to work with a Career Navigator who might be able to create an individualized employment plan. Join today!

Additional Information

The purpose of this research program is to help workers return to or stay at work quickly and safely after an injury or illness. 

You may qualify for this research program if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:

  • 18 years and older
  • Live and work in Minnesota
  • Experienced any injury or illness that affected your ability to work
  • Have worked in the past 3 months

If you decide to participate in MN RETAIN, you may be assigned a Return to Work Case Manager who becomes a member of your healthcare team. Your Case Manager will work with you, your employer, and healthcare provider to:

  • Help you and your employer plan for your return to work
  • Identify safe work tasks based on your healthcare provider’s recommendations
  • Update your healthcare provider between appointments on your return to work progress
  • Communicate with you, your employer, and healthcare provider to make adjustments in your return to work plan
  • Answer your questions and assist you to stay at work or get back to work

$100 is provided for participation.

There is no cost for you to participate in this program.