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Employer's Role in the Opioid Crisis

Recent news on the economic toll of the opioid crisis http://bit.ly/2ChaWAs  and the impact on employers in terms of lost productivity and direct/indirect for their affected employees and families raises the question: what is the employer’s role in the opioid crisis? This is a presentation from MemphisBGH’s 2017 learning session outlining specific steps employers can take: http://bit.ly/2Hiuyrx . Thank you to the National Safety Council for providing this guidance. Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, February 15, 2018

Spotlight on Mental Health

The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions/MBGH Action Brief "Hope and Healing for Mental Illness is Possible" lays out the challenge for employers this way: " Mental health conditions are the  leading cause of disability  worldwide. As importantly, untreated depression and anxiety are leading causes of  lost productivity and effectiveness  in the workforce. In the U.S., about  one in five adults will experience mental illness  in a... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Are 80% of Your Employees 50+ Getting Regular Colorectal Cancer Screenings?

March is national colorectal cancer screening month!  Screening Matters According to the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, “Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the U.S when men and women are combined. Yet it is one of the most preventable. The business community has an important role to play in promoting colorectal cancer screening and much to gain on saving on health care costs, promoting a healthy workforce with increased... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, February 5, 2018


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