Grant to support a 10-City Tour and Shared Solutions resource portal built to assist employers with prevention strategies
Submitted by AmerisourceBergen Foundation
The AmerisourceBergen Foundation, an independent not-for-profit charitable giving organization focused on human and animal health solutions, awarded a grant to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to support its effort to help business communities across the country address the opioid crisis. With the AmerisourceBergen Foundation’s partnership, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with a number of other sponsors including the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Chamber of Commerce and Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today launched a 10-city tour to engage businesses and equip them with tools to combat opioid misuse. The tour will also introduce the Sharing Solutions program, a digital platform designed to educate employers on prevention strategies in regions that have been impacted by opioid misuse.
“The AmerisourceBergen Foundation is committed to supporting community-oriented partners that are innovating to address opioid misuse,” said Gina Clark, President of the AmerisourceBergen Foundation. “Employers are critical stakeholders in helping to address prescription medication misuse among our nation’s workforce and their families and we look forward to joining forces with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to bring resources and best practices to businesses across the nation.”
Central to the Sharing Solutions program is a web-based resource hub that aggregates credible resources, including education and prevention techniques, and allows employers and employees to easily access critical information at the click of a button. As part of its interactive online platform, Sharing Solutions enables companies to share their solutions to tackling the crisis, including improved business processes, employee support and community engagement. The 10-city tour serves to increase awareness of the resource hub and provide an opportunity for business and community leaders to discuss how they can work together to address the issue.
The tour, which includes a series of half-day workshops for small and mid-size businesses, begins in April and continues through the summer. Each session is tailored to address the specific needs of the local community to support their efforts to address and prevent prescription medication misuse among employees and their families. Initial stops on the tour include:
April 11: Abingdon, Virginia
June 24: Lexington, Kentucky
July 16: Columbus, Ohio
August 23: Reading, Pennsylvania
Additional dates and stops to be added
“We’re thrilled to launch the Sharing Solutions tour with AmerisourceBergen Foundation and provide critical resources to help businesses in at-risk communities,” said Carolyn Cawley, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
The AmerisourceBergen Foundation awarded this grant to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation through its Opioid Resource Grant Program, which enables the Foundation to support and advance ideas from innovative nonprofits, at the local and national level, to fight against opioid misuse.
About the AmerisourceBergen Foundation
The AmerisourceBergen Foundation is an independent not-for-profit charitable giving organization established by AmerisourceBergen Corporation to support health-related causes that enrich that global community. The Foundation aims to improve the health and well-being of its patient populations – both human and animal – by investing in its communities. Through strategic partnerships and community collaboration, the Foundation works to expand access to quality healthcare and provide resources to ensure prescription drug safety. For more information, visit www.amerisourcebergenfoundation.org.
About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. The Chamber Foundation educates the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.
Established in 2014, the AmerisourceBergen Foundation makes charitable grants to fund programs and organizations that focus on health-related causes to enrich the lives of members of the community.
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