Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Reduces Depression and Alcohol Abuse, Improves Productivity
Case Study from CuraLinc Healthcare Provides Insight into EAP-Driven Outcomes for Employee Depression, Absenteeism, Productivity and Alcohol Abuse
CHICAGO - Feb. 27, 2019 - PRLog -- Employee assistance programs, otherwise known as EAPs, are employer-sponsored benefits that offer confidential assessments, in-the-moment mental health support, short-term in-person counseling, referrals and follow-up services. These programs help employees deal with a wide array of concerns that affect their mental and emotional wellbeing, such as depression, stress, anxiety, grief, family problems, relationship issues, and alcohol or other substance abuse.
To most employers, the value of an EAP is based on the understanding that employees with unresolved mental health, substance use, and emotional wellbeing concerns often have troubles in their professional and personal lives that ultimately impact the organization's bottom line. Historically, EAP providers have used a variety of metrics to illustrate their ability to resolve or mitigate these concerns, such as employee utilization, referrals to external resources, satisfaction surveys or website usage. While these measurements are effective and valuable tools that help employers evaluate the reach of the program, they don't truly measure the impact of the EAP on employee health, well-being and productivity.
New research by CuraLinc Healthcare, a leading provider of employee assistance programs, suggests that EAP models with the proper construct can facilitate meaningful and lasting behavior change that leads to a decrease in absenteeism, an increase in productivity and improved health outcomes for employees who present with depression or alcohol use.
CuraLinc used the following instruments to evaluate data from EAP participants.
"Each stage of our advocacy-based care path was purposefully built to maximize the likelihood of positive clinical and workplace outcomes," said CuraLinc's Vice President of Administration, David Pawlowski, LCPC, CEAP, SAP. "The results from this year's study reconfirm that an EAP with a commitment to optimizing the user experience can have a measurable impact on employee health and productivity."
About CuraLinc Healthcare
CuraLinc Healthcare provides an outcomes-driven suite of behavioral health and wellness programs to over 1,200 employers, associations, trusts and post-secondary educational institutions. For more information, please call 800.490.1585, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.curalinc.com. Additional details regarding this study can also be found at www.eapoutcomes.com.