Community conversations to engage employers in building Recovery Friendly Workplace networks

  • Published: Monday, Jan. 10, 2022

WHEN: January-February 2022 

WHO: University of Missouri Extension’s Community Health and Labor & Workforce Development programs 

CONTACT: Ann McCauley, Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Project director, [email protected]

  • Register to attend.
  • Support this initiative to learn how to become a Recovery Friendly Workplace.
  • Connect with a network of businesses/organizations to create healthy and safe work environments.
  • Learn how to combat the economic impact of substance use disorder in the workplace.
  • Support employees in the workplace affected by substance use disorder.
  • Create opportunities to retain a healthy, productive and motivated workforce.

Join us as we explore how to build a Recovery Friendly Workplace in your community. By networking with businesses and organizations to create supportive, safe working environments, you will impact the economy and your workforce by supporting employees affected by substance use disorder. Recovery Friendly Workplaces foster a culture that promotes employee safety, health and well-being and empowers workplaces to support employees in recovery.

You are not alone. Businesses across the state are facing challenges recruiting and retaining workers. At the same time, Missouri continues to experience high incidences of people of working age who deal with substance use disorders or are in recovery. These issues lead to fewer participants in today’s workforce. Recovery Friendly Workplaces offer a solution by helping businesses and communities across Missouri to tackle these issues.

Missouri employers see firsthand the impact of substance use disorder. It affects productivity, employee morale and the bottom line. But the toll on the employee is far greater. Each year, thousands of Missouri employees leave the workplace due to substance use disorder, and too many of those Missourians never return. – Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry

If you hire and manage employees or are a local change agent who addresses workforce issues, this conversation is for you!

For more information, contact Ann McCauley at [email protected].

Writer: Ann McCauley

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