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Why become a RETAIN CT provider?

  •  Opportunity to participate in a State-based quality improvement demonstration program funded by U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), and the Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • Improve patient outcomes
    • Decrease unnecessary disability
    • Decrease adverse health consequences of unemployment
    • Strengthen workforce participation
  • Receive a $25 Amazon gift card to clinic for each patient enrolled
  • Providers eligible for $200 stipend per patient to assist in recruitment

Who is eligible to become a RETAIN CT provider?

  • Providers treating patients for musculoskeletal injuries (work or non-work-related) in the Greater Hartford Region of Connecticut

How do I become a RETAIN-CT provider? 

A major component of the RETAIN-CT project is a 1-hour provider training on best practices for musculoskeletal pain and injuries. In order to be eligible for RETAIN-CT incentives, providers must first participate in a 1-hour provider training. Click on the link below to submit a brief online registration form to register as a RETAIN-CT provider. Once your registration is processed, you will be contacted regarding upcoming RETAIN-CT training sessions.

What is my role as a RETAIN-CT provider?

  • Talk with patients about their work and screen for disability risks

  • Identify any workplace barriers and challenges and promote early, medically supported RTW options

  • Discuss options with employers, coordinate with RETAIN-CT work navigator team

  • Provide individualized return-to-work recommendations

CT Provider Registration Form


In order to process the $200 incentives for patients you recruit and enroll in the RETAIN program, please click on the links below to download and complete the Vendor Profile and W-9 Forms:  Vendor Profile  W-9 Form  

Note: these forms only need to be submitted once to CTDOL and are not required for each incentive payment. Please return the completed forms to the CTDOL by email to Karen Quesnel, RETAIN Project Lead at

Questions? Please contact Karen by email or phone at 860-263-6527 or Dr. Bill Shaw at / 860-679-8946


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