Opioids and the Workplace

An Employer Toolkit for Supporting Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

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.



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 […]

KHC Attends National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasers’ Annual Conference, Employers Take the Wheel

The Potential and Value of Worksite Clinics

Guest Blog written by Larry S. Boress, Executive Director, National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC) Employers continue to face health care benefit costs that outstrip the inflation rate, while quality, access and satisfaction with the health system is declining. Many employers have decided to optimize their benefit dollars by offering an onsite or near-site clinic to […]