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