Upcoming Wellness Events

Join us at our upcoming events.
Sep
11
Wed
Employer Opioid Strategy – South Bend @ Morris Park Country Club
Sep 11 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On September 11, 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host a kickoff event for efforts in South Bend, Indiana. This event will provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and resources to manage the immediate impact of substance misuse on their current and future workforce. This is a continuation of the popular event series from Spring 2019, which saw over 350 employers attend events around the state, 96% of whom would recommend this program to another colleague/employee at their organization.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

These events run from 8-2:30pm, with optional naloxone training from 1:30-2:30pm. They are free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at [email protected] or (317) 264-2166.

Sep
17
Tue
2019 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit, JW Marriott Indianapolis @ JW Marriott Indianapolis
Sep 17 – Sep 18 all-day

The annual Indiana Health and Wellness Summit is the largest gathering of wellness professionals in Indiana. Presented by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana, attendees learn the latest strategies to build a healthier workplace and a healthier community. The Summit features more than 40 breakout sessions over two days on cutting edge topics, workplace wellness case studies and peer to peer networking. Nationally renowned keynote speakers inspire dialogue and personal development.

Sep
21
Sat
Uncorked Wine Walk/Run – A Fun-Races Event @ Indiana State Museum
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm
Uncorked Wine Walk/Run - A Fun-Races Event @ Indiana State Museum

Taking place in downtown Indianapolis at the Indiana State Museum, start this 5k with a wine tasting…and another from a different winery at each kilometer or so along the route. Enjoy a glass of your favorite at the finish line! Stay and enjoy a festival with all of the wineries and food options at the museum.

Every participant will get 8 wine tastings and a glass of your favorite pour. Enjoy 3 wine tastings either before or after the race, and the other 5 tastings will be enjoyed along the 5K route. First tasting is at the start line….and another from a different winery at each kilometer along the route. Beer will be available for those who prefer beer.

All participants and Wine festival attendees must be 21+ to participate. All participants must have a wristband to receive wine at the event.

Oct
8
Tue
Employer Opioid Strategy – Perry County @ Perry County Memorial Hospital Education Rooms
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On October 8, 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host a kickoff event for efforts in Perry County, Indiana. This event will provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and resources to manage the immediate impact of substance misuse on their current and future workforce. This is a continuation of the popular event series from Spring 2019, which saw over 350 employers attend events around the state, 96% of whom would recommend this program to another colleague/employee at their organization.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

This event runs from 9am-3pm. It is free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. The evening of the employer convening Indiana Workforce Recovery, the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, and United Way of Perry County will be hosting a community event from 6-7:30pm on Building a Recovery Community, featuring Brandon George, Executive Director of the Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition (IAIC), for a discussion on community impact and the power of recovery. All attendees are welcome to join for both sessions.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at [email protected] or (317) 264-2166.

Oct
11
Fri
Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Indianaiwwp Workplace Wellness Partnership (IWWP) provides a quarterly forum for Indiana employers to share information and ideas on improving employee health and well being. Participating employers come from all parts of the state and constitute a broad spectrum of business sizes and types. Indiana state government and many of our colleges and universities are involved.

The IWWP is a great forum to understand what is working and what roadblocks are causing stagnation. Hear from CEO’s, experts and fellow practitioners about the issues facing wellness at work and potential solutions.  Whether you are just getting started or have developed a high-level wellness initiative at work, the IWWP is a great place to ask questions and offer your own solutions to making Indiana a healthier and more attractive state to locate and grow your business.

IWWP meetings are free to attend and include a healthy lunch.

Contact the Wellness Council of Indiana at (317) 264-2165 or [email protected] to register.

Oct
12
Sat
OktoberFAST 5K at Germanfest – A Fun-Races Event @ The Athenaeum
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm
OktoberFAST 5K at Germanfest - A Fun-Races Event @ The Athenaeum

The OktoberFast 5K is a fun-filled run/walk that is part of Germanfest. The event is both competitive and non-competitive and will help kick of this year’s Germanfest at the Athenaeum, in downtown Indianapolis. All proceeds from this event benefit the maintenance and care of the Historic Athenaeum. Discover your Inner-German and party at the Athenaeum Celebrate German-American Day with this unique family event. Expect great food, drink (including beer of course), live music, contests and games for everyone!

The route for 2019 is the same as last years. Everyone will receive a shirt, medal, a pint of craft beer at the finish and entrance into Germanfest! Packet pickup details tba. Race day packet pickup will be at The Athenaeum from 10-11:30am prior to the start of the race at noon.

Oct
23
Wed
Mental Health First Aid Employer Training @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Oct 23 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wellness Council of Indiana members receive a registration discount! Please contact Christina Stafford at [email protected] or 317-264-2165 to receive your registration discount code!

VIEW PROGRAM SYLLABUS

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

COURSE DETAILS
Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material.

Oct
27
Sun
Halloween Tricks and Treats 5K/2.5K Run/Walk – A Fun-Races Event @ Ft Benjamin Harrison
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am
Halloween Tricks and Treats 5K/2.5K Run/Walk - A Fun-Races Event @ Ft Benjamin Harrison

Expect a few ‘tricks’ and ‘treats’ along the course. Chip-timed 5K Run, or leisurly walk through Ft Ben or a fun 2.5K for the kids. All participants will receive a custom T-shirt at packet pickup and a fun finisher’s medal at the finish line.

Packet pickup tbd.. Race day packet pickup will be 8-9:45am Sunday, October 29 at Ft Harrison State Park.  You can also pick up a friend’s packet, just bring a copy of their registration email.

Oct
31
Thu
Employer Opioid Strategy – Greater Louisville @ Ivy Tech of Southern Indiana, Community Room
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On October 31, 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host a kickoff event for efforts in the greater Loiusville region of Indiana. This event will provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and resources to manage the immediate impact of substance misuse on their current and future workforce. This is a continuation of the popular event series from Spring 2019, which saw over 350 employers attend events around the state, 96% of whom would recommend this program to another colleague/employee at their organization.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

These events run from 8-2:00pm, with optional free naloxone training from 1:15-2:00pm. They are free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at [email protected] or (317) 264-2166.

Nov
5
Tue
Employer Opioid Strategy – Indianapolis @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On November 5, 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host another educational event in Indianapolis, Indiana. This event will provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and resources to manage the immediate impact of substance misuse on their current and future workforce. This is a continuation of the popular event series from Spring 2019, which saw over 350 employers attend events around the state, 96% of whom would recommend this program to another colleague/employee at their organization.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

These events run from 8-2:30pm, with optional naloxone training from 1:30-2:30pm. They are free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at [email protected] or (317) 264-2166.

Nov
12
Tue
Employer Opioid Strategy – Elkhart @ Ivy Tech Elkhart Community Center
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On November 12, 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host a kickoff event for efforts in Elkhart County, Indiana. This event will provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and resources to manage the immediate impact of substance misuse on their current and future workforce. This is a continuation of the popular event series from Spring 2019, which saw over 350 employers attend events around the state, 96% of whom would recommend this program to another colleague/employee at their organization.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional free naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

These events run from 8-2pm, with optional naloxone training from 1-2pm. They are free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at [email protected] or (317) 264-2166.

Nov
30
Sat
Turkey Legs Trifecta – A Fun-Races Event @ The Urban Wilderness Trail
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am
Turkey Legs Trifecta - A Fun-Races Event @ The Urban Wilderness Trail

Trail Runs at The Urban Wilderness Trail located just west of downtown Indianapolis.

Long-Sleeve Shirts, Medals to all participants. Top 3 Male/Female & Age Group Prizes.

Here’s the plan: We’ll run a 4K  at 10:00am. A 5K at 11:00am. A 6K at 12:15pm.

Bring your own food/snacks. Set up a picnic. Trade watching kids with your friends.  The medals are limited. If you register for the event, you are guaranteed to receive a shirt and medal.  If you register ‘Late’, they are first-come after each event is finished. Turkey Chili & Turkey Hot Dogs included.

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Wacky Wine Run – A Fun-Races Event 5:00 pm
Wacky Wine Run – A Fun-Races Event @ Buck Creek Winery
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm
Wacky Wine Run - A Fun-Races Event @ Buck Creek Winery
Events include 5-Mile Run, 5K Walk/Run through the country along a hilly route (starts at 5:00pm) and 0.5 mile Stumble (start anytime after 5:30pm) around the vineyard including wine samples! (must be 21 to do the stumble)[...]
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