Fragility to Resiliency: The Road Traveled by Employers, Payers, Providers and Workers Through the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many things about ourselves and the world around us, but at the forefront of everything has been the lesson of Fragility. With safety and security leading the exodus from the new reality, our world was gripped by a fear that we watched play out from our quarantine bunkers on the nightly news. This onslaught of mental health concerns demands a new, strategic approach in Workers Compensation. We will briefly explore how we got here, but more importantly the small steps that can create a more resilient and successful system for employers, payers, providers, and workers.

Joe Van Winkle
Clinical Director and CEO, Sababa Health Group

Joe Van Winkle is the Clinical Director and CEO of Sababa Health Group where he oversees the development, implementation, and operation of all therapeutic programs. He received his Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University, and has nearly 20 years’ experience providing mental health, workers compensation, and addictions treatments. He has served on numerous mental health panels. Joe has a passion for ethical, evidence-based treatment. Joe can be reached at [email protected].

CompTalks are a presentation of the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference – National Comp. CompTalks are short-format educational presentations that fit our busy schedules, delivered by voices throughout the industry. This series will offer a mix of thought-provoking opinions, insider perspectives and useful strategies you can bring back to your team to spark further discussion — presented on-demand.

This new feature is a complement to the National Comp conference program. Register now and save the date for our 2021 event, Oct. 20-22 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.