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Behavioral Health Work Place Issues:

 

Reducing Risks: Alcohol and the Workplace Brief

Businesses can act - produced in affiliation with Diageo *

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Smoking Cessation: A Productive Preventive Health Strategy for Employers

Smoking Cessation: A Productive Preventive Health Strategy for Employers *

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Bridging Public Health With WorkPlace Behavioral Health Services Sponsored by EAP Association, The Employee Assistance Research Foundation and Employee Assistance Society of NA* [click here]
   

 

 

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Authors:  Joel Bennett (OWLS); Jeremy Bray (UNC Greensboro, Dept of Economics); Daniel Hughes (Mt. Sinai Medical Center, EAP); Joan F. Hunter (National Guard Bureau, Joint Surgeon General's Office, Psych Health); Jodi Jacobson Frey (Univ. MD, School of Social Work); Paul Roman (Univ. GA, Dept of Sociology); David Sharar (Chestnut Global Partners)

 

Despite significant investment in behavioral health services by work organizations, the evidence-base supporting such services is lacking. Recent health care policy and delivery changes, such as those resulting from the Affordable Care Act in the United States, highlight the need for rigorous studies on such workplace behavioral health services and the employee assistance (EA) programs and professionals that deliver them. This paper proposes a new framework to promote and organize such research for the U.S. and around the world. The framework is partly informed by input from EA professionals and researchers, collected in a group meeting and a quantitative survey. The framework encourages collaboration across five stakeholder groups: work organizations, EA professionals, researchers, educators of EA professionals, and funding agencies that can support new studies. Specific recommendations (“calls to action”) are provided to these stakeholders to help promote and align EA studies with the broad field of public and global health (including the disciplines of workplace health promotion, occupational health, and organizational studies).

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Journal, Magazine, Academy Briefs and Web Articles

 

Academy Briefs  
The Clinical and Occupational Correlates of Work Productivity Loss Among Employed Patients with Depression JHP, V7N1, 2013
Challenges and Opportunities for Preventing Depression in the Workplace:  The Burden of Pain on Employee Health and Productivity JHP, V7N1, 2013
   
Peer-Reviewed Articles  
Redefining Health: What Does it Mean to be Healthy (IJHP, V8N1, 2016) Sean Sullivan, JD, Founder, President & CEO, IHPM
Path Analysis to Identify Predictors of Stress and Impact on Productivity in a U.S. Financial Services Company (IJHP, V8N1, 2016)

Mary Marzec, PhD, Health Management Research, University of Michigan; Dee Edington, PhD, Edington Associates

 

NOTE:  The JHP now is branded as the International Journal of Health & Productivity (IJHP)

Wellbeing:  A Critical Health Domain (JHP, V7N1, 2013) Edward Jones, PhD, Former President, Commercial Division, ValueOptions, Sr. VP, Strategic Planning, IHPM; Jeb Brown, PhD, President, Center for Clinical Informatics; Takuya Minami, PhD, Associate Prof, Univ. MA, Boston
Leveraging the Workplace to Combat Depression (JHP, V6N2, 2012) Edward Jones, PhD, Former President, Commercial Division, ValueOptions; Richard Paul, MSW, CEAP, Sr. VP, Health & Performance Solutions, ValueOptions
Evaluating the Workplace Effects of EAP Counseling (JHP, V6N2, 2012) David Sharar, PhD, Chestnut Global Partners; John Pompe, PsyD, Caterpillar; Richard Lennox, PhD, Chestnut Global Partners
Using Employee Assistance Plans (EAPs) to Measurably Improve Mental Health and Performance (JHP, V6N2, 2012) William B. Bunn III, MD, JD, MPH, Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Health & Productivity; VP, Health, Safety, Security, and Productivity, Navistar International
Is There a Business Case for Reducing Employees' Antidepressant Prescription Drug Cost Sharing (JHP, V6N1, 2012) Sean Nicholson, PhD, Cornell University; Matthew Sweeney, MS, Cornell University; Jennifer Whiteley, EdD, MSc, MA; Pfizer; James Harnett, PharmD, MS, Pfizer
Measuring Workplace Depression to Manage It (JHP, V6N1, 2012) Alberto Colombi, MD, Global Medical Director, PPG Industries; Zorianna Hyworon, Founder & CEO, InfoTech; Harris Allen, PhD, Lecturer, Yale School of Medicine

Mental Health Parity:  Keeping an Eye on the BIG PICTURE  (H&PM 2009)

Richard Bedrosian, PhD, Director, Behavioral Health & Solution Development, Wellness & Prevention, a Johnson & Johnson Co.
Behavioral Health and Wellness (H&PM 2009) Edward Jones, PhD, Former President, Commercial Division, ValueOptions
   
Behavioral Health Articles  
Panic, Adapt or Innovate: Consider the Options for Healthcare Executives in 2017 (Behavioral Healthcare Publication, Apr, 2017)

Edward R. Jones, PhD offers perspectives on some ideas as to what healthcare innovators might be thinking 'today' by recapping the main options for healthcare leaders (and for clinicians/administrators in mid-to senior-level executive roles) in 2017.  Before attempting to understand the challenges for innovation Dr. Jones considers:

  • Panic: Sell, retire or just freeze. Wait for a minimal sales price, a decent salary or a miracle.
  • Adapt: Deliver traditional services where the funding is adequate today, if not for the future.
  • Innovate: Pursue many paths, not well-understood, including:
    • Solve healthcare delivery problems in ways that few are choosing today;
    • Engage new funding sources and be ready for the next wave of investment; and
    • Identify and promote effective healthcare services with a solid return on investment.
It's The Clinical Model (Behavioral Healthcare Publication, Jan, 2017) Edward R. Jones, PhD writes about:  The promotion of a more holistic model, namely, a biopsychosocial model, would be a step forward, but this will not happen until there is consolidation within the psychosocial treatment world.
Follow the Money in Behavioral Healthcare
(Behavioral Healthcare Publication, Aug, 2016)
Edward R. Jones, PhD writes about:  Lots of new money is entering the behavioral healthcare system. Understand the sources, the driving forces, and the potential impacts.
Should We Aim for Cured, Doing Better or Still Working onIt?  (Behavioral Healthcare Publication, June, 2016) Edward R. Jones, PhD writes about:  As demands for improved clinical outcomes and cost reductions increase post mental health parity and the ACA, the leadership within behavioral healthcare has to respond to a new level of accountability.
How Behavioral Health Can Advance a Better Model (Behavioral Healthcare Publication, Sept, 2015) Edward R. Jones, PhD writes about:  If behavioral health is understood as the commitment to changing the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that drive our health status -- focusing both on traditional behavioral health disorders and everyday health behaviors related to lifestyle and medical treatment compliance -- then we are describing more than another narrow healthcare specialty. Behavioral health in this more expanded view is "the glue" that holds all of the elements of our health together.
What Is an Empirically-Supported Clinician?
(Behavioral Healthcare Publication,  June, 2015)
Edward R. Jones, PhD writes about:  Outcomes for psychotherapy fall along a bell curve. It is critical that we 1) measure clinical results in real-world settings and 2) appreciate that differences in results by clinician are more significant than most other variables.

 

 

Opinion Editorials

Mental Health Parity: The Business Realities, Health & Productivity Management magazine, pp. 22-28 (by Rich Bedrosian) (April, 2010)

Parity and the Bigger Mental Health Picture (November, 2009)

Mental Health Parity:  A Great Opportunity (August, 2009)

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