The opioid crisis and COVID-19 pandemic are intersecting with each other and presenting new challenges for families, communities, and businesses.
Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to the CDC.
In Alaska, recent data from the CDC show that 60 percent of drug overdose deaths involved opioids.
Join us on March 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. AKT for a series of conversations to arm business owners with the tools and resources they need to help respond to these overlapping crises.
We’ll discuss how the combined health and economic crises linked to the coronavirus are creating new challenges for employers and employees already struggling with the opioid epidemic and share best practices to shape a proactive and informed response.