• MWC Webinar – Jan 16th: Substance Wellness in the Workplace – New Issues & New Solutions

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    Date Wednesday,  January 16, 2019

    Schedule 12:00 pm – 1:00pm Webinar: Substance Wellness in the Workplace: New Issues & New Solutions presented by Lisa McLaughlin, Workit Health

    Registration The webinar is free but registration is required. Register now by following this link.

    Program Details: Substance Wellness in the Workplace: New Issues & New Solutions – Lisa McLaughlin, Workit Health

    This session illuminates the concept of substance wellness and provides participants with tangible tools to address substance use in the Workplace.. Substance wellness refers to a cultural state of an organization in which employees are supported in making healthy choices.. Beyond creating a supportive environment, the opioid crisis continues to challenge employers nationwide.. Resolving the epidemic isn’t just a matter of guiding people to back to wellness, but also on of ensuring that they can find self-sufficiency, employment, and financial security once they return.. Join this session to learn how employers can play a positive role in addressing substance use in the workplace.

    Participants will:

    1. Describe tools organizations can use to begin establishing substance wellness initiatives in their organizations
    2. Identify outcomes associated with an addiction care value proposition beyond health care cost containment
    3. Learn ten principles for talking about addiction in the Workplace

    Speaker Biography

    Lisa McLaughlin is a social entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Workit Health, a behavioral health company creating an entire new channel for opiate telehealth care backed by the National Science Foundation. She is the recipient of the TechWeek Detroit Technology Woman of the Year award for 2017. Lisa in an Endeavor Detroit entrepreneur and serves as a Desai Accelerator Mentor for early stage technology companies and as an advisor to a number of biotech startups.

    Lisa has held leadership positions at some of world’s most respected digital health learning companies. She developed one of the first social sector technology service models in the health informatics space and has facilitated a wide range of learning innovation labs for foundations (Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation) and universities. She has extensive training and experience in addiction research, crisis referral, alcohol and drug treatment aftercare, wilderness therapy, and disaster response. Lisa was previously an Innovation Fellow at the University of Michigan School of Information building social impact programs at the intersection of information science and social innovation (MSI/MSW).


    Webinar – online (Registration link – please note you will be provided a link to the webinar after you have registered.)


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