Entries by Natalie Middaugh

Seeking Employers to Partner in Addressing Kentucky’s Opioid Crisis

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 […]

“Opioids and the Workplace” Employer Roundtable Paves the Way for Continued Work

If you have visited the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative’s website in recent months, you may have noticed a small box in the lower right-hand corner of the home page. Minute by minute, hour by hour, and day by day this countdown marked the nearing release date of “Opioids and the Workplace: An Employer Toolkit for Supporting […]

National Alliance Annual Forum Identifies Priority Issues and Key Actions for Employers

On November 12, the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative team ventured to our nation’s capital to attend the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalition’s Annual Forum, “Leading the Future of Innovation, Health, and Value.” The forum brought together 427 representatives from employers, employer coalitions, and thought leaders in healthcare. Spread over three days, the forum featured numerous […]

Round Table Reflections – Understanding Employer Needs, Goals, and Challenges for Opioid Use Disorder

Last week, the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC) convened a group of employers and experts at the LG&E/KU Cane Run Power Plant to discuss the needs, goals, and challenges facing employers as they address opioid use disorder (OUD) in their workforces. The event was conceptualized as a focus group to guide the development of the KHC’s […]