Colorado's Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative Event at The CU Anschutz Medical Campus
We need to respond to the staggering increase in substance-use, mental health needs, and substance-related deaths in the American Workforce.
To address these issues, this event will highlight the work that the University of Colorado School of Public Health's Center for Health, Work and Environment (CHWE) has done through the Colorado?s Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW) Initiative.
The RFW Initiative provides education, training, and resources to help managers and individuals implement workplace practices and support for employees in treatment and recovery.
The project works with partners and employers to educate businesses, guiding them in creating workplaces that support workers struggling with common behavioral health conditions including substance use and addiction.
In partnership with the CU Johnson Depression Center and the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, the goal is to address the national mental health crisis and substance use epidemic made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This event is a partnership with the Colorado Attorney General's Office, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, and The Aurora Chamber of Commerce.
Chancellor Don Elliman, CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Heidi Williams, Director of Opioid Response, Colorado Attorney General's Office
Rob Valuck, Executive Director, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
Kevin Hougen, President and CEO, Aurora Chamber of Commerce