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Opioid-use disorder is affecting every corner of Arkansas. Together, we are uniting to help.

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We’re stronger together. The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce wants to help employers achieve a ready, drug-free workforce and assist with employees who are dealing with drug-related issues. Our partners, AFMC and Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, are joining us in this effort because we all have a shared mission to ensure a strong, healthy, prosperous Arkansas.

Helping your employees break the bonds of addiction, get and stay healthy, keeps them creative, innovative and productive. And that makes Arkansas strong.

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce / Associated Industries of Arkansas

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce / Associated Industries of Arkansas is the leading voice for business at the State Capitol and serves as the primary business advocate on all issues affecting Arkansas employers. Our mission is to promote a pro-business, free-enterprise agenda and prevent anti-business legislation, regulations and rules.

We work on issues that affect you and your employees around the clock. In Washington, D.C. and right here at home, the State Chamber is your advocate on issues such as the Employee Free Choice Act, health care, regulatory issues and workers’ compensation. Supporting the State Chamber is an investment in Arkansas’s future. By working with the State Chamber, businesses unite and achieve goals that simply would not be possible if each were working alone.

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AFMC is a 47-year-old nonprofit organization headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., with an additional office in Fort Smith, Ark. We are dedicated to working with Arkansans and health care providers in all settings to improve overall health and experience of care, while reducing health care costs. We accomplish this through education, outreach, data analysis, information technology, medical utilization and review, and marketing/communications services provided by a staff of approximately 300. At the forefront of health care reform and practice transformation, AFMC is an established, trusted partner in private, state and federally led payment innovations by Medicare and Medicaid, and commercial payers.

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Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Founded in 1948, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the largest health insurer in the state, trusted by employers to provide affordable, reliable health insurance for their employees. Our deep local roots in Arkansas afford us a unique understanding of our state’s health care challenges and opportunities at the heart of where care is delivered. We also recognize the challenges that Arkansas employers face with health care — whether you’re a company of 2 or 2,000 — helping balance the right decisions for your employees while watching out for your bottom line, navigating a complex health care landscape and fostering a more engaged culture of wellness. At Arkansas Blue Cross, we’re dedicated to putting better health care within reach for your employees and being a trusted advisor for where you want to be today and where you’re going tomorrow.

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Need help?

If you or someone that you care about is dealing with opioid-use or substance-use disorder, please reach out and seek treatment. Find help by contacting the national drug addiction helpline (24/7/365) at 1-800-644-HELP (4357) or the Arkansas Mental Health & Addiction Support Line at 1-844-763-0198.