CHWE has received federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to help respond to the staggering increase in substance-use, mental health needs, and substance-related deaths in the American workforce.
This project works with partners and employers to educate businesses, guiding them in creating workplaces that support workers struggling with common behavioral health conditions including substance use and addiction. The RFW Initiative provides education, training, and resources to help managers and individuals implement workplace practices and support for employees in treatment and recovery.
In partnership with the CU Johnson Depression Center and the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, we aim to address the national mental health crisis and substance use epidemic made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Health Links™ Workplace Mental Health Module is designed to help organizations assess their current strategy and how to improve policies and practices that support a positive workplace culture. The module includes a survey, toolkit, customized recommendations, and advising sessions aimed at using evidence-based practices to improve employee mental health.
In this free, 30-minute course, you will learn the importance of prioritizing and addressing workplace mental health. Through this course, participants will learn practical and helpful action steps to raise awareness about mental health, reduce stigma, and prioritize care for all employees.
We know that employers acknowledge the importance of recovery friendly workplaces. This initiative provides opportunities for Colorado business champions to step up and act collectively.
— Lili Tenney, DrPH, MPH, assistant professor at the ColoradoSPH, associate director for outreach and programs at CHWE and project lead