Until about seven months ago, “cohort” was not a word that was included in my day-to-day vocabulary. Now, it’s in rotation about as much as “hi,” “please,” “thank you,” and “I need more coffee.” This changed was spurred by the KHC’s employer-based initiative to form a cohort of their peers […]
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 […]
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.
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: […]
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 […]
In recent years, the misuse, addiction, and overdose of opioids has grown to epidemic levels at the national, state, and local levels. Kentucky is no exception, with its opioid epidemic ranking among the worst in the nation. As of 2016, Kentucky ranked fifth among states with the highest number of […]