07

Mar

Member Meeting

Economics of a Health Crisis: How Business Must Lead In the Battle Against Opioids

11:30 AM

Cobo Center


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2019-03-07 11:30 2019-03-07 13:30 America/Detroit DEC Meeting: Economics of a Health Crisis: How Business Must Lead In the Battle Against Opioids Cobo Center Detroit Economic Club info@econclub.org


Chris Swift

Chairman and CEO

The Hartford

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About This Meeting

The opioid epidemic has devastated families and communities across the nation, with 2 million Americans diagnosed with opioid-use disorder and a record 72,000 overdose deaths estimated in 2017. In addition, the national crisis has become an enormous financial burden for employers – at an estimated cost of $504 billion.

With new research showing 49 percent of employers — large and small — are impacted by employees’ use of opioids, Chris Swift, Chairman and CEO of The Hartford, believes opioids are a critical workplace issue that today’s businesses must address. He will drive a solutions-oriented discussion around actions that companies of all sizes can take to help reduce the impact of opioids in the workplace and steps that policymakers can take to support employers in fighting the epidemic.


Meeting Agenda

11:30 a.m. Speaker Reception

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:35 p.m. Program

1:30 p.m Adjourn


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Presiding Officer

Hans-Werner Kaas

Senior Partner

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Moderator

Deanna Lites

Health Reporter