Press Release: Leidos and Milken Institute Team Up to Combat Addiction and Improve Mental Health

“Leidos, a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, announced today it has teamed up with the Milken Institute Center for Public Health to combat opioid addiction. Together they will mobilize employers across industries to address the growing opioid epidemic and concurrent mental health crisis.”

“’COVID-19 has turned the growing crisis of opioid addiction into a full scale emergency – one affecting millions of Americans and their families,’ said Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Roger Krone. ‘Addressing this issue is a core part of our community outreach efforts and reaffirms why we started the CEO Pledge three years ago. Through this new partnership with the Milken Institute’s Center for Public Health we can devote new resources and solutions to not just the opioid epidemic, but the broader range of mental health issues affecting our society. I’m grateful to the Milken Institute for joining this cause and helping us fight this growing epidemic…’”

“The new Leidos – Milken partnership will focus on building collaboration between leaders in the private, government, academic and non-profit sectors to address these challenges. The goal is to develop and promote solutions to counter addiction as well as broader mental health topics such as anxiety, depression and suicide. Specific goals and actions will be determined by a newly-established Collaborative Action Group, whose focus will be on improving the overall health of workforces and the communities where they live and work.”

“’The ongoing pandemic is shining a light on the need to prioritize mental health and the disease of addiction,’ said Sabrina Spitaletta, Senior Director of the Milken Institute Center for Public Health. ‘Together with the CEO Pledge Collaborative, we will enable employers of all sizes across the country to use the platforms, tools and evidence-based approaches needed to address these issues in ways that work best for their employees and their communities.’” Read the full press release here.

Source: Leidos and Milken Institute Team Up to Combat Addiction and Improve Mental Health — May 3, 2021. Leidos.

Leidos was named to the list of NXT UP firms poised to make big waves in the Federal sector in 2020 and for years to come.

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