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About EARN

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) offers information and resources to help employers recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; build inclusive workplace cultures; and meet diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals. 

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Getting Started

Start here to learn how to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities — and how EARN’s resources can help.

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    Phases of Employment

  • A man in a wheelchair looks at his phone while waiting for an interview

    Recruit

    Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.

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    Hire

    Identify people who have the skills and attributes for the job.

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    Retain

    Keep talented employees with disabilities, including those who acquire them on the job.

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    Advance

    Ensure that employees with disabilities have equal opportunities for advancement.

News & Events

EARN makes it easy to stay up-to-date on disability employment news and information. Start by subscribing to our e-blasts and monthly e-newsletter, which will connect you to upcoming events, developing news and promising practices in the world of disability diversity and inclusion. And don’t forget to follow EARN on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

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Resource Library

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Mental Health Toolkit

Resources for fostering a mentally healthy workplace.

Pillar 1: Build AWARENESS and a Supportive Culture

Learn about strategies for spreading awareness about mental health issues and ensuring a supportive workplace culture.

Pillar 2: Provide ACCOMMODATIONS to Employees

A variety of tools and resources exist to help employers support and accommodate their employees with mental health conditions.

Pillar 3: Offer Employee ASSISTANCE

Learn about resources to assist employees who have, or may develop, mental health conditions.

Pillar 4: Ensure ACCESS to Treatment

The fourth pillar of the “4 A’s” is ensuring access to behavioral/mental health treatment.

Model Successful Programs

Learn more about effective workplace mental health programs.

Best Practices for Improving Workplace Mental Health: A Review of the Literature

Review of research on effective strategies for supporting workplace mental health.

Create a Mental Health-Friendly Workplace

Explore resources for fostering a mentally healthy workplace.

Understand the Issue: Mental Health in the Workplace

Explore the basics of mental health and work.

Learn More about Workplace Mental Health

Explore additional resources on workplace mental health. 


Employer Profiles

Merck’s Mental Health and Wellness Programs Support Employees During COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how existing mental health programs helped support Merck's COVID-19 response. 

EY’s Commitment to Supporting Employee Mental Health and Ensuring a Disability-Inclusive Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how EY helped support employee mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CVS Health’s Focus on Employee Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how CVS Health ensured the health and safety of its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

PepsiCo Video Case Study

Employer Case Study: This video series highlights PepsiCo's work in creating an inclusive workplace. 


Events

Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Listen as EARN and Merck share strategies to cultivate a culture of resilience and wellness throughout your organization.


Publications

Best Practices for Improving Workplace Mental Health

Results of a 2019 review of literature on workplace mental health.

Working Well: Leading a Mentally Healthy Business

This external document from a collaboration of agencies explores strategies for leading a mentally healthy business.  

An Employer’s Guide to Employee Assistance Programs

This guide from the Center for Prevention and Health Services provides information for employers about employee assistance (EAP) programs.

Employee Assistance Programs for a New Generation of Employees

This external document explores the benefits of EAPs.

Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace Webinar: Presentation Slides

Explore the slides from EARN's Mental Health in the Workplace webinar held on March 11, 2020. 

Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace: Learning Guide

Read the companion piece to EARN's Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace Webinar held on March 11, 2021 to learn how employers can help support employee wellbeing.

The Business Value of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP): A Conceptual Model

This external document explores that business case for EAPs.

Lead the Way: Merck's Inclusive Business Culture

Learn about Merck's approach to supporting employee mental health.

Checklist for Mentally Healthy Workplaces

This checklist reviews the 4 A's of a mental health-friendly workplace.