In a public-private partnership, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP) developed a toolkit that has five steps that employers can take to be a part of the opioid epidemic response. The toolkit includes customizable materials that employers can disseminate to their employees, including tweets, emails, and flyers with data, information, and resources to prevent and address substance use disorder (SUD) within the workplace. Employers have the opportunity to identify early signs and symptoms of a SUD and help connect employees to treatment and recovery supports. SUD impacts workplace safety, health care costs, productivity, absenteeism, and job performance. Not only are individual employees affected by SUD, any employee may have a partner, child, or family member who is struggling with a SUD. Recovery is good for business. The toolkit can be viewed online at www.health.state.mn.us/opioidtoolkit.
This session is accredited for the following accreditation types: CME, CNE, CPE, APA, AAFP, AAHCPAD*, NAADAC*, ASWB*
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