Moving “upstream” can help employers who self-fund their health benefits improve outcomes, lower costs and gain more “joy in supporting employees,” according to Dr. Rishi Manchanda, a primary care physician, public health innovator and former health system executive.
Employees and employers rarely discuss the caregiving responsibilities at home that can affect their performance at work. Yet, one out of every six U.S. employees is an informal caregiver outside of the workplace for a family member or friend. How can an employer start the conversation with their workforce about work-life balance and promote caregiving benefits?
Simple, easy-to-do strategies can help you get out of your own head and in touch with your body so you can quickly regain a sense of well-being. Cara Bradley demonstrated these “self-care mini wins” with the audience at The Monona Terrace on Jan. 15 during The Alliance Learning Circle on Wellness & Caregiving Benefits: Healthy Minds, Healthy Employees, Healthy Company.
Although we are in the relatively “quiet time” between partisan primaries and the November general election, we need your vote one more time to approve new Health Policy Resolutions for The Alliance. We promise no TV ads – just some emails and this brief blog post.
Read a collection of key takeaways from The Alliance’s Opioid Epidemic Summit on July 24, 2018.
Culture change is never easy. But now is the time for employers to increase awareness about opioid abuse and implement prevention and treatment options to support their employees (and loved ones too!).