Grant Offers Addiction Education to State's Largest Industry

Posted: Updated:
Indiana Drug Czar Jim McClelland announced RALI's launch in July 2018 Indiana Drug Czar Jim McClelland announced RALI's launch in July 2018
INDIANAPOLIS -

The state's largest industry will have resources to help with responding to the state's opioid crisis and affected employees following a grant from the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative to the Indiana Manufacturer's Association. 

The $45,000 grant will fund addiction education and resources for employers. RALI Indiana also donated 5,000 drug disposal pouches to IMA to help stop dangerous disposal of prescription medications. 

“The health and safety of our workforce is the top priority for every one of our members and we are dedicated to providing whatever education and technology we can to help connect more Hoosiers affected by addiction to the right treatment,” said Brian Burton, President and CEO of IMA. “We are proud to be part of RALI Indiana and look forward to taking even greater strides toward ending the opioid epidemic.” 

The grant will also be used to create a digital toolkit and website for manufacturing employers to offer help identifying substance misuse and how employees can receive assistance.

“A strong workforce and economy start with educated and supported employees,” said Andy Corsig, Deputy Vice President of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). “We know that has always been a focus of IMA, which is why PhRMA and RALI Indiana are very grateful for its partnership as we all work to fight this epidemic.”

RALI has donated more than $150,000 to various Indiana organizations since their July 2018 inception. Click here to learn more. 

  • Perspectives

    • Owe Taxes? What Went Wrong in 2018 and How to Survive It

      The 2018 tax filing deadline came and went. Whew! But for some Americans, the tax headache has just begun. This year was the first filing under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and while some taxpayers saw larger refunds others received a rude awakening. If you’re reeling from a large tax burden, this article is for you. The Root of the Problem Remember how excited you were when you received your first paycheck—followed by dismay when you saw how much was taken out for taxes.

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • GPC is a subsidiary of Kent Corp.

      Ag Manufacturer Begins Expansion

      Iowa-based Grain Processing Corp. has broken ground on an expansion project in Daviess County, which has been more than four years in the making. The company is investing $70 million to expand its Washington plant, which could create up to 20 jobs when complete.

    • Should My Family Office Be Concerned About Cybersecurity?

      Data breaches are constantly in the news and most companies know they should be concerned about privacy and the security of their data, or at least recognize this is an important and complex area.

      However, most family offices are not sure how to start addressing their concerns, or worse, don’t view the family office as a target. The majority (58%) of malware attack victims were categorized as small businesses in 2018.[i]

    • Bosma Enterprises Hires Chief Strategy Officer

      Bosma Enterprises has added Jay Geshay as its new Chief Strategy Officer. Geshay will be an active participant in making strategic decisions for Bosma Enterprises and the Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation, and will be responsible for developing and executing strategic initiatives for our company. He previously was director of Impact Indiana and was also a Senior Vice President at United Way of Central Indiana. 

    • The Landing project involves redeveloping seven buildings and two parking lots into a mixed-use development.

      New Restaurant Concept Coming to The Landing

      The developers of a $34 million redevelopment project in downtown Fort Wayne have announced a new partnership. Cincinnati-based The Model Group says it is working with Cunningham Restaurant Group to bring a "new and unique" restaurant experience to The Landing.

    • McCloskey Appointed to IEDC Board

      Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Fair Oaks Farms co-founder Sue McCloskey to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. "To continue taking Indiana's economy to the next level, we need the experience and perspective of key industry experts like Sue McCloskey. She knows firsthand the challenges and opportunities faced by Hoosier entrepreneurs and agriculture businesses,” said Gov. Holcomb.