Kellie Collier

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Taking Advantage of Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Posted by Kellie Collier on Aug 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You may have noticed a new addition to your employee benefit package recently. Employee Assistance Programs, or EAPs, have become a new trend with employers who are looking to offer employees an avenue to address their mental and emotional well-being.

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Topics: Workplace Wellness

Mental Health Coverage for First Responders

Posted by Kellie Collier on Aug 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

According to the National Center for PTSD, about 7-8% of the U.S. population will have PTSD at some point in their life - amounting to 8 million adults with PTSD in a given year. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

How Technology Has Influenced Patient Care

Posted by Kellie Collier on Jul 26, 2017 2:02:28 PM

In today’s world, technology has impacted almost every major industry. Your wants and needs are now at your fingertips thanks to technological advances like Facebook, Google and smartphones.

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Topics: Insider

5 Ways to Beat the Heat While Working Outside

Posted by Kellie Collier on Jul 3, 2017 11:52:04 AM

In 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched their Heat Illness Prevention campaign, which promotes the importance of water, rest and shade to better protect workers from the effects of heat-related illness. High temperatures and direct sun exposure resulted in 31 heat-related worker deaths and 4,120 heat-related worker illness in 2012 alone and can induce severe health problems like heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat rash.

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Topics: Workplace Wellness

How PDMPs Have Impacted America's Opioid Epidemic

Posted by Kellie Collier on Jun 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, or PDMPs, aren’t a new concept. They have, however, become a recent staple in the state and nationwide fight against opioid abuse.

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Topics: PDMP

6 Steps to Creating a Healthy Workspace

Posted by Kellie Collier on May 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

In a 2015 study, Americans outranked Australia, Sweden and Switzerland for average hours worked among the world’s largest economies. In a typical work week, American workers log an impressive 34.4 hour work week and nearly four in 10 workers report logging 50+ hours at their job each week.

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Topics: Workplace Wellness

3 Reasons to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Posted by Kellie Collier on Apr 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Twice each year, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) hosts their National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This initiative aims to provide a safe and effective way for the general public to dispose of prescription drugs, while also providing education on potential prescription drug abuse. On this day, the public is encouraged to visit local collection sites, which include fire departments and police stations, to forgo any unused or unwanted prescription medications – without question.

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Topics: Insider

What is a Home Delivery Pharmacy?

Posted by Kellie Collier on Apr 4, 2017 10:50:08 AM

Retail pharmacies, like CVS and Walgreens, seem to occupy every street corner from coast to coast. With nearly 70 percent of Americans taking at least one prescription medication, it’s not uncommon for people to feel comfortable and become familiar with their local retail pharmacy and pharmacy staff.

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Topics: Pharmacy Care Management, Workers' Compensation

How to Safely Dispose of Medications

Posted by Kellie Collier on Mar 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

With the rise of prescription drug abuse and more than half of polled teens saying it’s easy to get prescription drugs from their parent’s medicine cabinet, its clearer now more than ever that practicing medication safety at home is utterly important.

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Topics: Insider

Stopping the Stigma Against Mental Health Claims in Workers Comp

Posted by Kellie Collier on Mar 2, 2017 12:22:32 PM

Yesterday, IWP had the pleasure of attending the Mental Health and Workplace Well-being conference in Boston, Massachusetts. This event, which was sponsored by The Alliance of Women in Workers' Compensation, brought together industry stakeholders from various backgrounds with one common goal – creating awareness for mental health issues within the workers' compensation.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Workplace Wellness

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