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.

Events

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The Rise and Evolution of Onsite and Near-site Clinics

A few decades ago, I remember sitting in a meeting with our company doctor planning new hire orientation, feeling miserable, and wishing I could just have him see if my cold needed to run its course or required a prescription. Instead, I took a half day off of work for a doctor appointment, but I […]

Employer Health Forum September 2017

The Kentuckiana Health Collaborative will host its second annual healthcare conference to help shape the future of health and healthcare value. Hear from national healthcare thought leaders on the latest measurement and payment reform updates, how each sector can drive more value, how patient outcomes can be optimized through medication adherence, and how communities can come together to catalyze these changes. Join a force of great minds that will inspire and challenge you on March 16, 2016, in Louisville, KY. This conference is more than a chance to network with key healthcare professionals; it’s also an opportunity to play a part in affecting real change in healthcare value.