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Chamber Encourages Employers to Participate in Crucial Survey on Substance Use in the Workplace

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber, Wellness Council of Indiana and state officials are encouraging employers of all sizes and types of business to take the anonymous Indiana Workplace Substance Use & Recovery Survey. The online survey will assess business perceptions, attitudes, knowledge and current practices related to substance abuse and prevention in the workplace. In February, the Indiana Chamber and [...]

2018-11-08T09:25:12+00:00November 8th, 2018|

Now Open: Important Chamber Survey on Substance Misuse in Workplace

The Indiana Workplace Substance Use & Recovery Survey is underway, and we urge you to take the time to complete it. The online survey will assess business perceptions, attitudes, knowledge and current practices as they relate to addressing and preventing substance abuse in the workplace. In February, the Indiana Chamber and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced Indiana Workforce [...]

2018-11-07T00:13:51+00:00November 7th, 2018|

Fly-in Brings Voice of Business to D.C.; Highlights Include McConnell and Trade/Tariff Talk

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addresses our Fly-in audience as Sen. Todd Young awaits his time at the podium. The Indiana Chamber’s annual trip to Washington coincided with all eyes on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing involving the Supreme Court nominee. On Wednesday night at the dinner portion of our event, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell [...]

2018-09-28T13:36:18+00:00September 28th, 2018|

Focus on Mental Health, Opioid Impact at 2018 Indiana Health & Wellness Summit September 6-7

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Mental health and the impact of the opioid epidemic on the workforce augment a robust lineup of educational breakout sessions at the upcoming 2018 Indiana Health & Wellness Summit on September 6-7 in downtown Indianapolis. The two-day summit is one of the largest annual gatherings of wellness professionals in the state and is a partnership between the Indiana [...]

2018-07-26T10:08:46+00:00July 26th, 2018|

Indiana Workforce Recovery Making Progress

The opioid epidemic impacting many parts of Indiana and our country did not happen overnight. The solutions won’t be immediate, either, but the Indiana Workforce Recovery effort of the Indiana Chamber and the Wellness Council of Indiana is moving forward. -Allyson Blandford The initiative, announced earlier this year in partnership with the state, is in place to help address the [...]

2018-07-12T13:59:30+00:00June 26th, 2018|

Focus on Health This Summer

What’s the state of Indiana’s health? Unfortunately, it’s not good. In fact, Indiana ranks at the bottom in several health metrics. One of those is opioid abuse, which has received a lot of attention recently around the state. However, Hoosiers also continue to struggle with tobacco use and obesity (and diseases related to both), as well as high infant mortality rates. [...]

2018-06-29T13:01:30+00:00June 12th, 2018|

Latest on Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic – Employee Substance Abuse Treatment Program and Chamber’s Indiana Workforce Recovery Initiative

A new law (via HB 1007) requires the state’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) – a branch of Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) – to establish best practice guidelines to assist employers with employees who agree to participate in a drug education and addiction treatment program. DMHA is also to promote voluntary participation by employers [...]

2018-05-11T14:01:14+00:00May 11th, 2018|

Donnelly, Young Rank Among Most Bipartisan Senators; Opioids and Career Technical Education Recent Policy Focus

In its newest Bipartisan Index, the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University recognized Indiana’s two senators for their willingness to reach across the aisle. Senator Joe Donnelly ranks as the fourth most bipartisan senator, and the most bipartisan Democrat, while Sen. Todd Young comes in ninth. The full Senate rankings are available here. [...]

2018-04-27T13:22:25+00:00April 27th, 2018|

A Look at What the New Worker’s Comp Drug Formulary Law Means for Indiana

A Look at What the New Worker’s Comp Drug Formulary Law Means for Indiana Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) is a very extensively used and adopted worker’s compensation medical treatment, return-to-work and drug formulary guideline. ODG is evidenced-based and has impressive data analytics to back up those guidelines. Approximately 100 physicians of all medical specialties active in worker’s comp make [...]

2018-04-27T13:17:24+00:00April 27th, 2018|

Opioid Recovery, Coal Tax Credit and More

• On Tuesday, Sen. Todd Young joined Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.), all members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, to introduce the Jobs Plus Recovery Act to incorporate job training into drug addiction recovery programs. The bipartisan legislation would establish a pilot program that gives individuals impacted by opioid addiction or [...]

2018-04-13T12:47:31+00:00April 13th, 2018|