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.



Next KHC Employer Round Table to Address Employee Depression and Related Resources

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Managing Specialty Drugs a Top Priority for Kentuckiana and National Employers

A few years ago, my mom had neared the end of treatment options for a serious and life-threatening condition. When the FDA approved a drug we had been watching closely, our family was thrilled that her medical team acted quickly. At the same time, the status of my mom’s employer-sponsored supplemental health insurance was in […]