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Opioids on the Job: A Multi-part Series on Addressing a Crisis in the American Workforce

Given the enormous health and economic burden, the National Business Group on Health has prioritized work relative to the opioid epidemic in 2018. In doing so, the Business Group will host a multi-part opioid summit, titled: “Opioids on the Job: A Multi-part Series on Addressing a Crisis in the American Workforce.” The summit will take place over the course of 2018 and be held through a series of bi-monthly, 2-hour sessions. 

Session II 

April 26, 2018 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM EDT | Online

The misuse and abuse of prescription opioids is a growing concern for large employers and impacts employee productivity, workplace costs, absenteeism and disability costs, workers compensation claims, and overall medical expenses. At the same time, behavioral health is an increasing area of focus among employers and companies are making attempts to improve access and reduce the stigma associated with behavioral health treatment, including addiction. To help employers navigate this issue, the National Business Group on Health will convene experts to bring understanding to key challenges associated with the misuse and abuse of prescription opioids. Please join us for the 2018 Opioid Summit, Session II: “Opioids on the Job: A Multi-part Series on Addressing a Crisis in the American Workforce” to learn more. 

Session II Details
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Session focus: Avoiding opioid initiation; understanding alternative therapies; reviewing data around opioid efficacy and conservative care


Jacob "Gus" Crothers, Medical Director, Grand Rounds

Ben Ryugo, Head of Analytics, Grand Rounds

Heather Smith, PT, MPH, Director of Quality, APTA

Mike Eisenhart, PT, Managing Partner, ProActivity; Consulting Physical Therapist


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Archived Sessions

Session I

February 9, 2018 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM EST | Online

Session focus: Understanding claims data, treatment and coverage, and tackling stigma


Martin Rosenzweig, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Optum Behavioral

Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA, President, American Society of Addiction Medicine; Chief Medical Officer, CleanSlate Centers

Donna Sexton, Director of Employee Benefits, Costco Wholesale Corporation


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Relevant Resources

This "What Your CEO is Reading" highlights employer costs associated with treating opioid addiction.

Click here to read Key Insights and Learnings from last year's Employers' Forum on Mental Health and Emotional Well-being. 

Mental Health and Emotional Well-being: A Call to Action for Employers: An Issue Brief

Prescription Opioid Misuse and Abuse: Employer Alert

NBGH's public policy position statement on this topic identifies specific areas of focus for lawmakers

This "What Your CEO is Reading" focuses on the president's declaration of the issue as a public health emergency and highlights efforts already underway by employers.

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