Intermountain Healthcare partners with the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce for Friday Forum
The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Friday forum on Friday April 8, at 8 a.m. at the Downtown Provo Marriott. Kye Nordfelt and Rep. Brad Daw will be headlining the event.
Kye Nordfelt, research analyst and Coalition Coordinator of the Substance Misuse and Abuse Reduction Team (SMART) at the Utah County Division of Substance Abuse, will discuss what business owners can do to prevent substance abuse among employees.
SMART was established in 2007 to prevent alcohol and prescription narcotic drug abuse among individuals living in Utah County. Through SMART, Kye has worked to reduce the availability of pain pills and pass legislation aimed at increasing the availability of prescription drug disposal sites.
Rep. Brad Daw, R-Orem, will join Kye in speaking at the forum. Rep. Daw will discuss what policy makers are doing to prevent substance abuse in Utah County. Daw joined SMART in 2008 and immediately became a key player in the fight against drug abuse in Utah County.
“We are so pleased to have Kye and Brad at this event,” says Chamber President Steve Densley. “The Chamber is committed to giving Utah businesses every opportunity to succeed. Employee drug abuse is a real problem that Utah business owners must face in order to improve business productivity and the personal lives of employees. This is an issue we cannot ignore.”
Of the estimated 14.8 million substance abusers in the United States, 77 percent or 9.4 million are employed. Costs associated with workers with substance abuse problems can be substantial.
The Chamber has opened this Friday Forum to all community members who wish to attend. Interested parties must RSVP via The Chamber’s website by noon. March 29. For more info, please call the Chamber office at 801-851-2555.Heritage Schools, Inc., creators of the River Run Day Treatment, and Intermountain Healthcare are sponsoring this event. For more on our sponsors, please visit intermountainhealthcare.org and www.heritagertc.org.
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