Establishing a Culture of Mental Health Sensitivity

Mental and behavioral health needs are on the rise. This is especially true for essential workers on the front lines, who are at the greatest risk for the emotional toll that daily exposure to COVID can create. This session at RIMS 2021 highlighted the guidance, tools and support needed to take a proactive, engaged stance […]

Gen rX – The Next Generation of Medicine

Medical technology, treatments, delivery and even payment mechanisms are evolving. In this session at NCCI’s AIS Virtual Conference, Raji Chadarevian, Director of Medical Regulation and Informatics, highlighted new developments and offered insight into what the near future may hold for workers’ compensation. Delivery Who Is Delivering Medical Services? In 2012, nonphysicians made up 47 percent […]

Addressing PTSD in the Workplace

The occurrence of school shootings, store robberies and job-related fatalities have all contributed to the increase in cases of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) in the workplace. This session at the RIMS 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition discussed the need to address the issue on a broader basis. Speakers included: Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Vice President, […]

Addressing Municipalities Biggest Workers’ Compensation Challenges

This live edition of “Out Front Ideas” at PRIMA’s 2018 Annual Conference featured a panel of public entity risk managers discussing their biggest workers’ compensation challenges and how they are overcoming them. Panelists included: Mark Walls – VP of Communications and Strategic Analysis – Safety National Kimberly George – Senior VP of Corporate Development, M&A […]

Police Response to Mental Illness Crises

At this session at PRIMA’s 2018 Annual Conference, Chief Ken Wallentine, Senior Legal Advisor, Lexipol, led a discussion around mental illness and how police respond. Ken Wallentine is a Special Agent of the Utah Attorney General Investigation Division, where he directs the Attorney General Training Center and provides use of force training and coordinates the virtual […]

How Mental Health Impacts Productivity and Performance

Mental health factors like stress, anxiety and depression contribute to disabilities, productivity losses and absences. Physical wellbeing and mental health are intertwined, therefore, both are necessary for recovery from injury and illness. In this session at the 2016 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference, presenters discussed current research related to the topic and provided examples […]

Mind Your Business

At the 2016 DMEC Annual Conference Patricia Purdy from Pacific Resources and Kimberly George from Sedgwick talked about why mental health is important to the workforce today and into the future. According to a recent Gallop poll, employees are working more hours than ever before but 70% report they are disengaged from their employment. The […]

Programs to Address Mental Health in the Workplace

At the 2016 DMEC Annual Conference, a panel discussed how organizations offering mental health solutions can improve the employee experience and engagement. The panel was: Scott Daniels – Director of Disability Benefits – Comcast Jack Stoddard – Chief Strategy Officer – Accolade, Inc. Hong Un – Chief Psychiatric Officer and Head of EAP – Aetna […]

Overcoming Mental Health Stigma

At the 2016 DMEC Annual Conference, a panel discussed strategies to raise awareness of the stigma associated with mental health and how to address it. The panel was: Donna Hardaker – Director, Wellness Works – Mental Health America of California Heather Holladay – Integrated Health Manager – Pacific Gas & Electric Rich Paul – SVP […]

Building the Business Case for Mental Health

At the 2106 DMEC Annual Conference, a panel discussed strategies to build the business case needed to evolve mental health and well being and a culture of health in the workplace. The panel was: Debra Lerner – Director, Program on Health, Work and Productivity – Tufts Medical Center Harry Spencer – VP Compensation, Benefits & […]

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