The #1 problem in the American workforce is not failure to buckle their seat beats. It isn’t taking too few steps. And it certainly isn’t a broccoli deficiency. It is opioid addiction. It would be nice if the wellness industry — which claims to be responsible for the health and wellness of the workforce — could actually do something useful here.
Unfortunately, the wellness industry model, relying on voluntary disclosure of problems, is not set up to address the problem, since most people will simply deny having it. Employees can’t be referred to “wellness coaches” for help if they don’t self-identify as having a problem. (It’s also not clear that wellness coaches are equipped to address the issue.)
But what if an employee didn’t have to self-identify in order to get help? That’s where health literacy comes in. Health literacy is the key to avoidance and (to some degree) treatment of addiction. Understanding the risks of even short-term use of painkillers is critical. Quizzify covers that topic for employees. Since it’s all Q&A and fact-based, there is no need for any employee to disclose anything. Instead they can focus on self-education. An employer or HR Department can see how opioid-literate its workforce is.
That assumes that the employer or HR department is itself opioid-literate. For that, we are pleased to offer two free resources. The first is the Quizzify opioid awareness quiz. See how you — as the person in your organization most responsible for the health of your employees — score on this quiz.
Then, read and share the Linkedin post: “Seven Shocking Opioid Facts Wellness Professionals Need to Know” .