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.