Workplace Mental Health: Application of a Population Health Approach of Proactive Screening to Identify Risk and Engage in Care.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a proactive, voluntary screening program designed to identify employees with emerging mental health risk and engage them in care.
METHODS: Risk was proactively identified through online screening of 344 participants. At-risk participants were offered a mental health care concierge to provide support, develop a care plan, and connect to care.
RESULTS: Risk for common mental health conditions was identified in 244 (71%) participants, of whom 66 (27%) connected with a care concierge. Compared with participants who did not connect to a care concierge, those who did were more likely to report a financial crisis (68.2% vs 50.8%) and less likely to report verbal abuse (9.1% vs 19.6%) and difficulty meeting daily needs (12.1% vs 25.1%).
CONCLUSION: Implementation of this screening program identified employees at risk for mental health conditions and facilitated connection to care.
Published In/Presented At
Fragala MS, Hunter JL, Satish A, Jelovic NA, Carr S, Bailey AM, Stokes M, Hayward JI, Kim PM, Peters ME. Workplace Mental Health: Application of a Population Health Approach of Proactive Screening to Identify Risk and Engage in Care. J Occup Environ Med. 2021 Mar 1;63(3):244-250. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002116. PMID: 33399307.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry