Profile of Small Employers in the United States and the Importance of Employee Assistance Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Promotion
Peer ReviewedYes - Rachel M Henke, PhD
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AbstractIn this paper, we define small businesses and their share of the U.S. workforce. Next, we review the research on the increasing burden of behavioral health disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, we discuss the role of employee assistance programs (EAP) in small businesses to effectively respond to the kinds of worker health and workplace problems exacerbated by the pandemic.
Table of Contents1. Introduction - Small Employers Defined. 2. Workplace Mental Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic Context. 3. What are Employee Assistance Programs? 4. How is Brief Counseling Provided? 5. Why is Employee Assistance Programs Counseling Used? 6. Who Uses Employee Assistance Programs? 7. How Many Employees Use Employee Assistance Programs counseling? 8. How do Employee Assistance Programs Support the Workplace? 9. What Types of Employee Assistance Programs are Available? 10. How do Small Businesses use Employee Assistance Programs? 11. How Many U.S. Workers Have Access to Employee Assistance Programs in 2021? 12. How Many U.S. Employers (Workplaces) Have an Employee AssistanceProgramsin2021? 13. Time Trends for Employee Assistance Programs in U.S. 1999 to 2021.
DescriptionLiterature review study. Included in a special issue on Supporting Workforce Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
CitationAttridge, M. (2002). Profile of Small Employers in the United States and the Importance of Employee Assistance Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic. American Journal of Health Promotion, 36(7):1229-1236.
SponsorsAttridge Consulting, Inc.
Rights/TermsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Employee assistance programs
United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/19628
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