• Making the Business Case for EAP and Work/Life

      Attridge, Mark (2004-01-10)
      Presentation for EAP industry professionals. Review of research on the business case for EAP services. Focus on conceptual model developed by Attridge and Amaral with three components of business value: human capital, health claims and organizational.
    • Making the Business Case for Mental Health Treatment: New Research and Resources

      Attridge, Mark (Behavioral Healthcare, 2007-10)
      Text version of brief article in trade magazine on the importance of addressing mental health and addiction problems in the workplace. Review of studies on the need for workplace mental health services, their clinical effectiveness and the ROI of these outcomes for business. Includes a table of the Top 10 Resources for Making the Business Case for Workplace Mental Health Treatment. Also has list of 21 research references.
    • A Quiet Crisis: The Business Case for Managing Employee Mental Health

      Attridge, Mark (Human Solutions, 2008-07)
      The 2008 report discusses the many issues related to mental illness and its impact on the workforce. It outlines the most common conditions that afflict large populations of employees, the barriers to proper diagnosis, the evidence-based treatment options and what employers can do to address this growing source of lost productivity and human suffering in their organizations.
    • A Substance Use Cost Calculator for US Employers With an Emphasis on Prescription Pain Medication Misuse

      Goplerud, Eric N.; Hodge, Sarah; Benham, Tess (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2017-11)
      Objective: Substance use disorders are among the most common and costly health conditions affecting Americans. Despite estimates of national costs exceeding $400 billion annually, individual companies may not see how substance use impacts their bottom lines through lost productivity and absenteeism, turnover, health care expenses, disability, and workers’ compensation. Methods: Data on employed adults (18 years and older) from 3 years (2012 to 2014) of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health Public Use Data Files were analyzed. Results: The results offer employers an authoritative, free, epidemiologically grounded, and easy-to-use tool that gives specific information about how alcohol, prescription pain medication misuse, and illicit drug use is likely impacting workplaces like theirs. Conclusion: Employers have detailed reports of the cost of substance use that can be used to improve workplace policies and health benefits.