Working to Wellness

Restart Your Resolution

Now that July is almost over, it’s important not to forget the New Year’s Resolutions set back in January. Now is the time to rev-up your resolutions and get yourself and your employees back on track towards a healthier lifestyle. For many who choose to partake in the...

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What’s Happening at the Wellness Council of Indiana?

Addressing Tobacco and Opioid Use: The Wellness Council of Indiana’s member-only online resource center offers tools to help organizations at any stage of their wellness programming. Our newest addition to the center is a presentation from the Fairbanks Foundation...

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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....

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