gainful employment of esrd patients

Network Project Lead: Kelly Brooks

Ready Set Go Get Em LogoChanges in employment levels are common among working-age people with ESRD. Large numbers of patients give up jobs or reduce work hours before or after initiating dialysis. Once out of the job market, many are not able to re-enter due to the physical demands placed on them by the disease and the dialysis treatment they need to survive.

Aim: To increase vocational rehabilitation referral rates 10% for the participating facilities’ patients and increase those receiving services 5% by the end of September 2019, through positive culture change and increased access to services.

Baseline: (CROWNWeb data Oct 2017 – Jun 2018)

Goal: TBD

Project Timeline:  January - October 2019

Project Overview

Monthly Reporting

Patient Engagement

Webinars & Slides


Project Resources

Poster  (You can type your local rehab services contact information onto this document before printing!)



Fishbone Diagram Tool

5 Diamond Patient Safety Program: Depression/Vocational Rehabilitation Module

Veterans Resources

KidneyWorks™ This patient advocacy program is designed to identify working-age people with Stage 3-5 CKD—those whose kidney function is less than 60%—and to promote job retention as a key means for these individuals to continue to pursue their life aspirations with health insurance, income and an enhanced quality of life.

Ticket to Work

Vocational Rehabilitation and Education Resources