Opioids and the Workplace

Employers play an important role in shaping the health and safety of their employees, their families, and the communities that they live in. Taking strides to support employees and their families can have a measurable positive impact not only in their lives, but in the success of a business. With the nation in the midst of an opioid crisis, the employer’s role as an agent of change is as evident as ever. In the workplace, opioid-related issues are impacting businesses and the safety and well-being of their employees. Addressing opioid related issues in the workplace is new to many employers, and finding solutions can be confusing and complex as most employers are not experts in this area.

As part of the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE), the KHC has developed an employer toolkit detailing best practice data analytics, benefit design, and workplace policies for supporting employees through prevention, treatment, and recovery from opioid use disorder.



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 […]

Pain – Reflections on the Employer and Employee Experience

We all experience pain. Perhaps you woke up this morning and on your way to the kitchen for your inaugural cup of coffee, you unexpectedly stubbed your toe. The pain is initially excruciating but soon subsides without much intervention. Other times, the experience might not be so fleeting. When picking up a heavy box, a […]

Tackling Opioids in the Workplace

As an HR practitioner, I wasn’t quite sure what I would be able to add to the many experts who were involved with this initiative. What I quickly discovered is that everyone is in a continuous learning process with the subject matter of opioids.