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Opioid Crisis: Indiana Workforce Recovery Needs Your Input

The Indiana Workplace Substance Use & Recovery Survey is now open. The survey will assess business perceptions, attitudes, knowledge and practices as they relate to preventing and addressing substance abuse in Indiana workplaces. Associations and organizations...

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Join the Raise It for Health Campaign!

Join the Raise It for Health campaign! High health care costs are one of the top issues facing Hoosier businesses, employers and communities. The Wellness Council is helping to lead an Indiana campaign, Raise It for Health, to lower one of the leading contributors:...

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Drug Disposal Kits Available to Employers

Thank you to Indiana Workforce Recovery partner, Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative Indiana (RALI) for providing these convenient kits that allow for safe disposal of unused medications, thereby preventing drug misuse and protecting the environment. If your organization...

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Featured Board Member of the Month – Jim Roberts

Board Member Spotlight Dr. Jim Roberts, Superintendent, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation Board Member, Wellness Council of Indiana Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI): How long have you been a board member of the Wellness Council of Indiana? Jim Roberts (JR):...

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Featured Board Member of the Month – Lisa Day

Lisa Day, Benefits and Wellness Specialist, Kimball International Board Member, Wellness Council of Indiana Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI): How long have you been a board member of the Wellness Council of Indiana? Lisa Day (LD): One year. WCI: What do you enjoy...

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Featured Board Member of the Month – Linda Passmore

Linda Passmore, CEO, Complete Wellness Solutions Board Member, Wellness Council of Indiana   Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI): How long have you been a board member of the Wellness Council of Indiana? Linda Passmore (LP): Over five years. WCI: What do you enjoy most...

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Developing Your Wellness Communication Strategy

How do you promote and communicate your wellness initiatives? Even the greatest wellness program falls flat if no one knows about it. Every organization is different when it comes to the most effective way to communicate and promote its program. Ensure employees are...

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Featured Board Member of the Month – Heather Sittler

                Heather Sittler, health strategist, Hylant Board Member, Wellness Council of Indiana   Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI): How long have you been a board member of the Wellness Council of Indiana? Heather Sittler (HS): Over five years. WCI: What do you...

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Featured Board Member of the Month – Natalie Martin

Board Member Q&A Our featured board member of the month is Natalie Martin, dietitian and exercise physiologist at Monarch Beverage.  Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI): How long have you been a board member of the Wellness Council of Indiana? Martin: Four years...

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Featured Board Member of the Month – Todd Shickel

We spoke to Todd Shickel, a long-standing member of the Wellness Council of Indiana Board of Advisors. Todd is the Vice President of Business Development at Elements Financial. He provided insight into his 2018 well-being predictions and some fun facts about himself....

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Does Your Company Have a Wellness Champion?

By Jack Brown, ShapeUp  |  January 2016 The ultimate goal of any wellness program is to create an environment where employees are engaged, healthy, and productive. Those companies seeking to create a strong culture of health can leverage a number of grassroots...

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Untapped Low-cost and Effective Healthcare for Pain

By: Shelly Barkat, DC Manual medicine delivered by chiropractors specializes in drug-free pain treatment that is both effective and efficient. This untapped, hands-on healthcare service for musculoskeletal pain answers desperate social outcries for lower healthcare...

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2017 AchieveWELL Organizations Recognized

The Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI) honored 19 organizations at the AchieveWELL Awards Luncheon at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit on October 4 in downtown Indianapolis. We enjoyed a wonderful event that showcased their impressive efforts. Companies that...

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Takeaways From 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit

Jennifer Pferrer, Executive Director, Wellness Council of Indiana Thank you to those who attended the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit. We hope you enjoyed the fantastic keynote speakers, breakout sessions and exhibitors. As the largest gathering of wellness...

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Mindfulness Grows as Strategic Business Practice

What do Google, eBay, Intel and General Mills have in common? Besides being successful international companies, they all value and promote mindfulness in the workplace. Mindfulness has become a popular practice over the last decade, helping individuals to focus, be...

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