Working to Wellness

Wellness Council of Indiana Welcomes New Executive Director

My name is Jennifer Pferrer and I am pleased to be the new executive director for the Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI). My passion is in health care and improving the lives of people in the great state of Indiana. What a perfect fit for me to join the WCI! While I am...

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CreatINg Places

Communities interested in placemaking have a new opportunity to apply for funding from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA). Last fall, IHCDA launched a new program called CreatINg Places to support nonprofits and municipalities seeking to...

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Tips for Starting a Successful Wellness Committee

Engaging your employees in well-being can’t be a one-man (or woman) job – it truly takes a village! That’s why a wellness committee can be instrumental in helping your workplace wellness program meet its goals. According to the book Engaging Wellness, a wellness...

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Time for Transition: Thank You!

From the Desk of Chuck Gillespie, executive director, Wellness Council of Indiana For the last six years, I have had the opportunity to help grow the Wellness Council of Indiana into the organization it is today. We are where we are thanks to the Indiana Chamber....

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New and Improved Live Healthy Indiana Programming!

Live Healthy Indiana is back and we couldn’t be more excited to fill you in on the programs available this year. We listened to your feedback and have made the following changes. Three programs throughout the calendar year at one low price Spouses and family members,...

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Formulate a Plan in 2017

By Jennifer Baker, Wellness Events, LLC It’s a new year! What is the first thing everyone does in the new year? They find something about themselves or their living situation they do not like and plan to improve upon it (i.e., a resolution). This could be anything...

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Health and Prosperity

By Chuck Gillespie, executive director, Wellness Council of Indiana In December, a new economic index came out identifying a direct correlation between the overall health of a community and the ability for its residents to learn and earn a higher wage. The Healthy,...

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Prescribed Drugs Blur Policies

How is an employer supposed to maintain a safe workplace and lawfully test for legally prescribed drugs? Great article on the cloudiness of your drug policy and how it can affect your culture at work. Prescribed Drugs Blur...

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Wellness too important to outsource!

Great read by Dean Witherspoon – we agree 100% and the vendors who are members, the vendors we have vetted for our members, and those who embrace the Wellness Council AchieveWELL philosophy will agree with the sentiment that workplace wellness is too important...

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