In communities, substance and opioid misuse and disorders are prevalent. In the workplace, these issues are impacting businesses and the safety and well-being of employees. By supporting employees and their family members who face these challenges, employers are positioned to positively impact lives, build a positive culture, and improve their bottom line.
Data analytics, benefit design, and workplace policies are all tools in an employers toolbox that can help them support employees and their dependents. From promoting access to evidence-based practices to developing a recovery-friendly culture, there are many best practices that employers can adopt.
As part of the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE), the KHC has developed an employer toolkit that details best practices and guides employers on how to implement them.