According to a study released on July 8, nearly 60% of businesses are offering some type of mental health support to employees.1 And it’s no surprise why; the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic has turned most employees’ worlds upside down. According to Harvard Business Review, as of May 1, “75% of people say they feel more socially isolated, 67% of people report higher stress, 57% are feeling greater anxiety, and 53% say they feel more emotionally exhausted” since the pandemic began.2
There are a wide variety of emotional health resources and well-being applications that are available to employees. However, some of these resources do not connect employees to the care they need. Quest Diagnostics and Johns Hopkins Medicine® have collaborated to offer employers an innovative, clinical behavioral health solution.
The Balance Program, developed and offered by Johns Hopkins Medicine®, integrates a behavioral health assessment (the Balance questionnaire) into an employer’s already existing health screening program. Participants receive real time results, recommendations and an optional confidential consultation with a Balance Care Concierge, who can guide them to the right care they need, at the right time, and from the right resources.