The president asked for $1.1 billion to address the growing trend of heroin and opioid abuse that is affecting the nation.
Prescription painkiller abuse has long been a growing problem in the U.S., but it’s overtaken the workforce and impedes both productivity and employee safety.
Joni Troester, a University of Iowa graduate and current interim assistant vice president of benefits, health and productivity, didn’t limit herself to the university gates when developing a wellness initiative that has positively affected employees and the surrounding community.
Bill Baun is the wellness officer at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has been working in corporate wellness since its earliest days, and despite his own battle against cancer, his input continues to shape the wellness field today.
The stress of caregiving is not something employees can leave at the door. Employers need to provide resources and create a culture where caregiving is understood in order to best support their employees.
Gone are the days of small cost increases. And the ACA and prescription drug costs are to blame.
Employers concerned they can't advocate for workers.