We kick off the EAPA podcast with Dan Hughes, Director of the Mount Sinai Health System’s Employee Assistance Program. Dan has been with Mt. Sinai’s EAP for 35 years, and he may be the perfect guest to kick this podcast off with, as he combines years of experience with a forward-thinking embrace of new ideas and methodologies – two things that don’t often go hand in glove in this or any other field, for that matter.
Dan is also an Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health a the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is currently President of the Employee Assistance Roundtable, and has served as chair of Employee Assistance Professional Association’s (EAPA) Research Committee. He joined us today from his office in NYC.
We discussed the evolution of EAP in the 35 years he’s been with Mt. Sinai, his experiences helping steer a workforce of some 42K employees through the pandemic, the differences between an internal and “embedded” EAP, the 2-3 things he learned during the pandemic that changed his thinking viz EAP delivery, and the shape of EAP to come.
The EAPA podcast is hosted and produced by BackBone’s Charles Epstein. Each week, we’ll be speaking with EAP leaders, analysts and C-level execs to discuss a range of timely topics, including EAP’s role in maintaining business continuity, EAP-driven business outcomes, leveraging technology, financial wellness, utilization, the future of EAP, and more. The podcast will be available on the EAPA website and Apple Podcasts, Amazon and Google Podcasts, and Audible, providing EAPA members and the EAP industry as a whole – a powerful platform for communicating the value of EAP and its central role in helping guide organizations through – and beyond – this unprecedented period of business transformation.
EAPA is the global leader in Employee Assistance accreditation, support, development, and networking of Employee Assistance professionals.