The Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC) held a half day event to learn about pain – where we’ve come from, where we are, and how employers can drive where we need to go.

IBI Researcher Erin Peterson presented a framework to help employers better understand the full economic impact of a healthy workforce, and how the interests of employee health and business outcomes can be aligned—using IBI’s research on opioids as a case example. She discussed how the high rates of prescription pain reliever use in the workforce reflects a larger underlying need for effective pain management which can in turn help improve productivity as well as detailed strategies for businesses to prevent or alleviate the consequences of pain reliever misuse.