The opioid crisis has dominated headlines across the nation and in our state creating a deep and lasting impact on communities and businesses. A large percentage (58-70%) of individuals in Indiana with a substance use disorder (SUD) are employed, additionally 41% of those employed individuals are currently accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state. These numbers are evidence that substance abuse has become a business and workforce issue.
It is imperative that Indiana employers be equipped to manage the impact that substance misuse has on their current workforce, and the rippling effect it will have on their future workforce.
The Indy Chamber wants to help businesses prepare for those challenges and is partnering with Indiana Workforce Recovery, a project of the Indiana Chamber and Wellness Council of Indiana. This initiative will convene employers from affected industries in Marion County to educate on the opioid crisis, the role of employers, and ways to build the capacity for local response.
Four complimentary events will be held at locations around Marion County for Indy Chamber members and other local employers. Join us at an event near you to learn how to address substance use disorder in the workplace, and how your company can play a role in crafting a community-wide strategy for Workforce Recovery.
February 19 - Northwest Employers
William K. Nasser, MD, Healthcare Education and Simulation Center
St. Vincent’s Hospital
1801 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260
March 5 - Northeast Employers
Community Hospital North
7150 Clearvista Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46256
March 12 - Downtown Employers
Ivy Tech Culinary and Conference Center
2820 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208
March 19 - Westside Employers
CRG Event Center
2499 Perry Crossing Way Suite 205, Plainfield, IN 46168
Indiana Workforce Recovery is asking employers to take the Workplace Substance Use & Recovery Survey. We appreciate your participation!