Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Ruthledge and Arkansas Drug Director Kirk Lane announce their support for Together Arkansas, an opioid response initiative. The initiative was developed by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC).
The online toolkit features connections to new resources available to help fight the opioid crisis in our state.
“We are pleased to receive the support of two well-known Arkansans committed to addressing the opioid crisis in Arkansas,” said Randy Zook, state chamber/AIA president and chief executive officer.
“Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Arkansas Drug Director Kirk Lane are familiar names in the fight against opioid and substance use disorder to help improve the health of the Arkansas workforce. As a sponsor of Together Arkansas, we are pleased to receive their validation of this important resource for employers in our state,” said Randy.
Launched in November 2019, Together Arkansas is a collaboration of the three entities as part of their ongoing efforts to address the opioid crisis. The initiative provides employers in the state a resource at no cost to help develop and promote a drug-free workplace. The online resource recently added connections to valuable information for employers and updated contact information for urgent help needed by employees and their families.