About Fit for Work Global Alliance

Fit for Work Global Alliance is a multi-stakeholder coalition that champions change in health and work policy and practice for the benefit of those with chronic health conditions. Active for over a decade, the coalition has driven change for better lives across the UK, Europe and beyond and now has a global reach. Our evidence and pioneering toolkits are now being adopted in many countries. They are changing lives for the better, saving costs for employers and governments and contributing to increased sustainability in healthcare systems across the world.

In November 2016 we issued a Call to Action, under the Slovakian Presidency of the European Council, to European Union institutions, member states and countries worldwide to prioritise strategies that provide for an appropriate and integrated policy framework based on the concept of Early Intervention.

Fit for Work Global Alliance is led by The Work Foundation. For more information please visit: www.fitforworkeurope.eu

Dame Carol Black discusses early intervention and introduces a new toolkit

A Call to Action under the Slovakian Presidency of the European Council to European Union Institutions, Member States and Countries Worldwide

The participation of people with chronic and long standing conditions in the job market is “problematic” in the EU1. One in four people of working age are estimated to live with long standing health problems that restrict their daily activities. The majority of these health problems come directly from chronic diseases, especially musculoskeletal conditions (MSKs).

Fit for Work Global Alliance is led by The Work Foundation and supported by AbbVie.

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Fit for Work Global Alliance is a multi-stakeholder initiative, driving policy and practice change across the work and health agendas in Europe and worldwide (over 35 countries). The vision is to raise awareness of the facts of MSKs and make the case for more investment in sustainable healthcare by promoting and supporting the implementation of early intervention practices. Fit for Work is led by The Work Foundation – Lancaster University, which is also providing the Secretariat. AbbVie is founding sponsor since 2008. All the research is produced independently by The Work Foundation, with full editorial control resting with the think-thank alone.

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