This month we focus on opioid overdose prevention, breastfeeding awareness and back to school in the "new normal."
Make a Difference on International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held Aug. 31 each year to remember those gone too soon from overdose deaths. Learn what you can do to increase awareness on this topic.
Back to School amidst the New Normal: Ongoing Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Children’s Health and Well-Being

This brief examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the health and well-being of children, explores recent policy responses, and considers what the findings mean for the back-to-school season amidst new challenges due to the recent increase in cases and deaths.
The Challenges Faced by Breastfeeding Olympians Reflect a Bigger Problem

The recent debate over whether breastfeeding athletes would be allowed to bring their nursing children to the Tokyo Olympics has dramatized the choices that confront working mothers of young children.
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Issue Brief: Nation’s Drug-related Overdose and Death Epidemic Continues to Worsen

The nation’s COVID pandemic made the nation’s drug overdose epidemic worse. This issue brief
highlights media and other reports showing increases in drug overdose mortality and other concerns relating to access to evidence-based care for substance use disorders, patients with pain as well as harm reduction services.
Back To School: Child Mental Health and New Routines

The uncertainty surrounding this school year breeds anxiety in both children and adults, so placing increased focus on establishing a routine while nurturing mental and physical well-being will be key for families to navigate this uncertain time and move forward together.
How to Reverse an Opioid Overdose with Naloxone

Naloxone is a safe, FDA-approved medication that has been proven to reverse opioid overdoses in minutes. Also known by brand names Narcan or Evzio, this medication comes in the forms of a nasal spray and an injection.

Learn how naloxone works, where to get it, and how to use it to save a life.
Opinion: The pandemic has become more dangerous for children. Here’s how to help keep them safe.

Unvaccinated children will soon be starting school during what might be the most dangerous moment in the pandemic for them.

Here are seven suggestions as families prepare for the return to school.
How Companies Can Support Breastfeeding Employees

Until recently, employer liability for breastfeeding discrimination was rare; but that’s changing fast. Breastfeeding discrimination lawsuits have grown rapidly in recent years, by 800% in just a decade, according to a recent study. Currently, too many employers remain vulnerable, in large part due to a lack of awareness of mothers’ needs.
SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

This toolkit from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an excellent resource, including:
  • Opioid Use Disorder Facts
  • 5 Essential Steps for First Responders
  • Information for Prescribers
  • Safety Advice for Patients & Family Members
  • Recovering From Opioid Overdose
August 25, 2021
Epstein Becker Green Event
Future of Work Series:
Part II: So You Have Mandated Vaccines - Now What?

This is part of a series called, “The Future of Work.” The sessions address many of the issues attendant to returning to the workplace. Panelists will explore:
  • the implications of mandatory versus voluntary vaccination programs;
  • compliance with federal, state, and local workplace safety guidance;
  • health and wellness initiatives;
  • workplace ergonomics and design;
  • how to support remote working arrangements; and
  • how to comply with accommodation rules and vaccine passport bans nationwide.

EBG panelists will discuss their work on those issues regionally and nationwide, and offer guidance to assist in transitioning to a post-pandemic workplace.
August 24, 2021 - 11:00am
Benefitfocus Event
Optimize Your OE: 5 Considerations for an Engaging Employee Experience

For organizations preparing for this year’s Open Enrollment, strategic planning and keeping in mind the evolving needs and expectations of your employees, is critically important. But what about successfully optimizing the enrollment experience? Planning is important, but execution makes the difference between success and not.

How do you help your employees make the best benefits decisions for themselves and their families? Join this upcoming event to find out!

This interactive, virtual lunch & learn style workshop, hosted by Benefitfocus will be:
  • Examining active vs. passive enrollment strategies
  • Highlighting elements of an optimal enrollment workflow
  • Sharing best practices for introducing new benefits
  • Reviewing opportunities to personalize the experience
  • Discussing elements of an effective OE communication plan

The content is CE accredited and Benefitfocus will deliver lunch to those in attendance.

Register below or contact Greg Massa with any questions.
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