It's Good to be Well - Monthly Newsletter

An archive of monthly newsletter stories

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Biggest Loser Challenge Comes to Indiana

“The Biggest Loser” Race Series is coming to Crown Point, Indiana on Sunday, April 30, as it hosts a half marathon, 5K and new “Motivational Mile.” The half marathon will start at 8:00 a.m., the 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the “Motivational Mile” will begin at...

Wellness and the 2017 Indiana Human Resources Conference & Expo

More and more, wellness professionals are taking on human resources roles and human resources professionals are taking on wellness roles. In fact, looking at the 300-plus attendees of the 2016 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit, more than 40% came from an HR capacity....

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...

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...

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....

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,...