Kentucky businesses are collaborating in a cohort to help combat the opioid epidemic. We invite HR managers, benefits managers, occupational health managers, multi-employer trust fund administrators, or other individuals responsible for their company’s health and/or healthcare to join the KHC in this six-month journey to become partners in fighting our state’s greatest healthcare crisis.
WHAT CAN EMPLOYERS EXPECT TO GAIN?
Together, employers will learn from experts and one another how to optimize their healthcare benefits, data analytics, and workplace policies to address the prevention, treatment, and recovery from opioid misuse and disorder, and the diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute and chronic pain.
- Best Practices | Learn from national experts and peers on benefit design and workplace policies
- Benchmark Data | Learn the impact of the opioid and pain crisis on your business with custom reports available from the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) and other benchmarks
- Expert Speakers | Learn more about relevant laws and appropriate care for opioid misuse and pain
- Expert Tools | Use tools designed specifically for you to fight the opioid epidemic
- Cohort Portal | Access exclusively for cohort members
- Member Networking | Collaborate closely with KHC and other employers
WHAT ARE EMPLOYERS EXPECTED TO DO?
- Attend a series of four cohort meetings or ensure another representative from the organization is present
- Review Opioids and the Workplace: An Employer Toolkit for Supporting Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery and consider its implementation in their workplace as it best fits
- Share educational content or relevant experiences to support the learning goals
WHAT DOES THE COHORT INVOLVE?
The KHC’s Opioids and the Workplace toolkit will serve as the guide. The cohort will dive deeper into how the toolkit’s recommendations can be implemented by national and local employers.
- IN PERSON-MEETINGS | November 1, 2019, January 17, 2020, February 28, 2020, and April 2020
- WEBINARS | To supplement the in-person cohort meetings, there will be a series of webinars. Participating employers will determine webinar topics and dates by interest and availability.
HOW CAN AN EMPLOYER GET INVOLVED?
Participation in the cohort comes at no cost. To join the cohort, contact Natalie Middaugh, KHC Community Health Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.