The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation launched a new website, Sharing Solutions, as a one-stop resource to help the business community combat the opioid crisis. The Chamber shares on the site best practices of companies taking action to address the epidemic through changes in business processes, employee engagement, applying core competencies and community engagement. The interactive site includes engagement functionality so that users can share solutions, as the website’s name suggests, and build on available resources as a business community.
“We have heard from many small and midsize business owners struggling to find a way to address prescription drug misuse among their employees and families,” said Carolyn Cawley, president of the Chamber Foundation. “Employer specific resources are thin, and they’re scattered. Our campaign collects and curates credible resources to help employers get what they need more quickly.”
The opioid crisis is destroying communities and families across the country, the Chamber said, and the business community is no exception – and the Chamber sees employers as one avenue to help fight the epidemic. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2017 47,600 people died from overdosing on opioids, and over 130 died each day.
Visit sharingsolutions.us to learn more.