Chicago, IL. Fixes to our health care system will ripple through generations to come, wouldn’t you like to be able to say you helped navigate the solution? A stunning 70 percent of employers reported that their businesses had been affected by prescription drug abuse, including absenteeism, positive drug tests, injuries, accidents and overdoses, according to a 2017 survey by the National Safety Council, a research and advocacy organization. The Wake-Up Call Forum will shine a spotlight on the root causes of the crisis, and more importantly, show what roles employers, public officials and civic leaders can play to solve the largest public health crisis in 100 years.
Curbing the Opioid Addiction Crisis One Employee at a Time – A Guide for Self-Insurers
Monday 9/24, 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
As a part of the Engaged Citizenship Series, Cristy emphasized the need to reduce both the supply and demand for opioids. A video clip she supplied urged anyone facing surgery to discuss post-operative protocol with healthcare providers before the procedure asking…