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October 2018 Educ. Program - Behavioral Health, Stress and Impacts on Employee Physical Health
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When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Partnership for Public Service
1100 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 200 East
Washington, District of Columbia  20005
United States
Contact: DC SHRM

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Behavioral Health, Stress, and Impacts on Employee Physical Health:

Missing Links or Catalysts for Change?

Presented by Jenny Love, MD, MPH - Health Management Director, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

October 16, 2018
11:00 am - 1:30 pm

RECERTIFICATION CREDIT - This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of SHRM and HRCI recertification credit.


From the opioid epidemic in the US to high-profile celebrity suicides, the topic of behavioral health has likely never been more on the minds of the population.  For decades the norm has been to assume that mental or behavioral health was a taboo topic.  However, new research has demonstrated just how closely physical and behavioral health are linked.  With 1 in 5 adults in the US experiencing a behavioral health condition in their lifetime, it’s no surprise that this topic is coming to the forefront of concerns to employers.

In this session, our subject matter expert will cover the current epidemiology and impact of behavioral health on the US adult population as well as how employers are experiencing increases in healthcare costs associated with such.  We will discuss how perceptions of stress, environmental triggers and physical health are interwoven with mood disorders and substance abuse, potentially creating an ‘at-risk’ employee.  We will discuss how population level reviews can identify opportunities for a well-being strategy to support the ‘whole’ person coming to work every day.



After this session, you will:

  • Understand the difference between mental health, substance abuse and behavioral health and their impact on physical health, healthcare claims costs and employee engagement
  • Understand how Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) and epigenetics can lead to increased risk for behavioral and physical health conditions in adulthood and what can be done about it
  • Recognize the mind-body-stress connection and its effect on inflammation and chronic disease
  • Understand how benefit plan design for behavioral health can lead plan members to care or discourage them from it
  • Identify solutions available to employers to reduce the perception of stigma and encourage utilization of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and other tools 



11:00 - 11:45 am  Lunch and Networking
11:45 - Noon  Welcome and Announcements
Noon - 1:30 pm  Program



$40 Members 
$75 Non-members



Jenny Love, MD, MPHJenny Love, MD currently serves as the Health Management Director, Southeast Region, of Benefits & HR Consulting in the Durham, NC office. Dr. Love joined the Gallagher team in 2017 and brought with her almost two decades of population health experience.

In her role, Dr. Love works with Gallagher teams and clients to provide health management consultation and innovative solutions to control health care costs. Her clinical knowledge and experience in physician leadership, population health, primary care and integrative healthcare systems provides a unique perspective to claims and risk analysis as well as a thorough view of wellness and well being to the members of your health benefit plan.

Dr. Love is a board-certified family physician with over 16 years of experience in public, behavioral, and community health settings. She is a graduate of the UNC School of Medicine where she also earned a Master of Public Health with a focus on Healthcare and Prevention. She has over 10 years of experience in health policy development including utilization of evidence-based guidelines for care, pharmacy benefits management and formulary development, and integration of behavioral and physical health states, including substance abuse/recovery settings.


Refund Policy:  Refund requests must be made via email to  No refunds will be provided for this event after October 11.