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/ > News & information > The Carter Center's Productivity Summit

The Productivity Summit: Improving Behavioral Health
and Well-being in the Workplace
May 27-28, 2015
By invitation only

Sedgwick is proud to host the Mental Health Program at The Carter Center The Productivity Summit: Improving Behavioral Health and Well-being in the Workplace. This event will bring together stakeholders involved in or impacted by workplace disability, absenteeism, and presenteeism secondary to behavioral health issues, to help formulate and implement a more proactive and cost-effective approach to their management.

The idea for this summit comes from the convergence of many recent developments. Foremost among them is the growing recognition that behavioral issues such as depression and substance abuse are major drivers of disability and decreased productivity in the workplace. As a consequence, these topics are increasingly relevant to employers and their partners in the field of absence management.

At the same time, a growing body of evidence in the fields of prevention, health promotion, and wellness supports a more proactive approach to the management of behavioral health issues and the disability and loss of productivity associated with such issues. This presents an outstanding opportunity to begin the conceptualization and development of new approaches that are both clinically and financially effective.

Summit participants represent Fortune 1000 employers, absence management professionals, and leading thinkers from the fields of health promotion, corporate medicine, occupational health, behavioral health, and beyond. The most important issues raised during the Summit will be addressed following the meeting through a small number of topic-specific workgroups who will share the results.

Sedgwick's Senior Vice President Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare, Kimberly George will moderate several sessions of the summit.