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GPBCH Issues Action Brief: Employer Strategies for Managing GERD
This new Action Brief offers education and employer strategies for managing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the workforce. An estimated 20% of the U.S. population has GERD, with prevalence increasing in working age populations. GERD is associated with substantial direct and indirect costs to both employers and employees and can impact employee health and productivity. In this Action Brief you will learn about GERD’s prevalence, impact on health and associated risk factors, costs, diagnosis, and treatments including lifestyle modifications, medicinal therapies and surgical interventions. Included are specific action steps employers can take to effectively promote prevention and manage interventions. Access the brief by clicking here.