MENTAL HEALTH

The Right Direction is an educational initiative created to raise awareness about depression in the workplace, promote early recognition of symptoms and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. Download an implementation “field guide,” managers toolkit, Right Direction posters, logos, PowerPoint presentations and more to help launch this initiative in your organization. http://www.rightdirectionforme.com/ForEmployers.html

EMPLOYER TOOLKIT ON SPECIALTY PHARMACY
The Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH)released a online toolkit to support employers in better understanding and managing specialty pharmacy benefits.   This  toolkit provides employers with information, best practices, and resources  to assists employers in better understanding the basics and economics of Specialty Pharmacy and related benefits; supports employers in effectively contracting and partnering with their PBMs, Health Plans and Specialty Pharmacies and help employers understand the importance of managing their at-risk populations and communicating specialty benefits to their covered population.

LOUISIANA DRUG CARD
Your employees and their families have access to a statewide Prescription Assistance Program. They can create and print a FREE discount prescription drug by visiting www.louisianadrugcard.com or LBGH members can order hard cards from cheryl@lbgh.org. This card will provide individuals with Rx medication savings of up to 75% at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country including CVS/pharmacy, Kmart, Brookshire’s, Fred’s, Albertans Sav-on Target, Winn-Dixie, Walgreens, Walmart, Weis, and many more. Employees and their families can create as many cards as they need. We encourage employees to share the website with friends and family members. This card is pre-activated and can be used immediately!


CHOOSING WISELY
Created by the National Business Coalition on Health, in partnership with Consumer Reports and with support from the Pacific Business Group on Health, the Choosing Wisely Employer Toolkit is a resource for employers to help them educate their employees about the importance of engaging their clinician in conversations about avoiding unnecessary care.


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