Chronic pain costs the nation up to $635 billion in medical treatment and lost productivity every year.1 Learn how your efforts as an employer can help bring relief.
Chronic pain is the number one cause of adult disability in the United States,4 and musculoskeletal pain—especially joint and back pain—is the most common single type of chronic pain.1
Lost productive time from common pain conditions among active U.S. workers costs an estimated $61.2 billion annually, largely due to reduced performance while at work.5
Approximately 4 in 10 Americans say pain interferes with their mood, activities, sleep, ability to do work or enjoyment of life.3
Pain can be managed in a variety of ways including through complementary and alternative medicine, ergonomic solutions and pain-relieving medications. Learn more about different pain management techniques.
Addressing injury prevention and pain management can affect employee health and productivity. Learn about steps employers can take to address the issue of pain in the workplace.
Get more information about acute and chronic pain, learn how to manage the prescription opioid epidemic, and gather additional information from third-party sources about managing pain.
The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) is a public health initiative that has been developed through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. This statewide program provides Arizona employers with training, technical assistance, tools, and resources to design, implement, and evaluate worksite wellness initiatives. HAWP also works to create linkages between Arizona businesses engaging in healthy worksite efforts so they can learn from each other and share experiences.
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