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European Guide to Good Practice (Guidelines)

Since chronic illnesses exist in a wide variety and their impact is highly individualized, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all-approach. Nevertheless, a range of practical solutions can be developed.

The good practice guidelines are addressed to employers and managers in a European brochure proposing a step-by-step approach, on how to support employees with a chronic illness who still have a valuable contribution to make to the European workforce.

The guide is called "Promoting healthy work for workers with chronic illness: A guide to good practice", is easy to read and discusses the following topics:

- A good practice guide on chronic illness at work

- What is meant by workplace health promotion, return to work and chronic illness in the context of sustainable employment?

- What employers can do to promote healthy work

- What you can do: A six-step action plan

- Recommendations

- Next steps

The guide to good practice also contains a list of the project's participants, useful links to websites, references and a check list on manager support for return to work. 

A campaign targeting European companies will disseminate the good practice guidelines, in order to convince these companies to incorporate the guidelines into their overall health and human resources management strategies.

Please download the guide to good practice (English version) below:

Appendix C - Useful European / international websites:

The guide to good practice in other languages: