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State Issues Recovery Guidelines for Employers; New Survey Reveals Ongoing Challenges With Drug Use in the Workplace

(INDIANAPOLIS) — New resources, including important state workforce recovery guidelines and a supporting video toolkit to assist in their implementation, are now available for Indiana employers dealing with drug use in the workplace. In addition, a new statewide survey finds many employers underestimating the impact on their own organizations and are not seeking tools that will help them deal [...]

2019-05-20T11:01:55-04:00May 20th, 2019|

BizVoiceExtra: Opioids: We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

Jason Pieper sees the impact of the opioid crisis from multiple angles. He works in the Corporate Care division (health and safety on the shop floor, as well as on-site clinic operations) at Jasper Engines & Transmissions, serves on a local hospital advisory board and is a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer. And while the impact numbers are [...]

2019-03-05T12:44:52-04:00March 5th, 2019|

Obesity in the Cross Hairs

Every body is different. Not everybody, but every single body. Which means we all gain and lose weight differently. What works for my friend might not work for me in terms of weight loss, gain or general health. But what if you could find out exactly how your body is composed and then be given the tools and guidance [...]

2019-02-11T10:54:55-04:00February 11th, 2019|

Free Employer Opioid Strategy Sessions Around the State

The Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative has a series of free strategy events taking place throughout the state over the next few months in its efforts to combat substance use disorder in the workplace. Indiana Workforce Recovery is a joint partnership among the Wellness Council of Indiana, the Indiana Chamber of and Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration; it was established one [...]

2019-02-01T13:47:25-04:00February 1st, 2019|

Dubois County Designed Newest Indiana Healthy Community by Wellness Council of Indiana

The dedication of Dubois County leaders to improving the health and quality of life of its citizens has earned it the Indiana Healthy Community designation from the Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI). “In order to make positive changes in the health of Hoosiers, we must move beyond reacting to Indiana’s poor health rankings,” says Wellness Council of Indiana Executive Director [...]

2019-01-23T11:51:12-04:00January 23rd, 2019|

Terre Haute Employers Invited to Opioid Strategy Meeting January 29; First of State Series

Employers in Terre Haute and the surrounding area are encouraged to attend the first Employer Opioid Strategy meeting from the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a partnership of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Wellness Council of Indiana and Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration. The Terre Haute meeting will serve as a kickoff to a series of employer convenings around the [...]

2019-01-14T10:12:41-04:00January 14th, 2019|

Employers: We Need Your Input in Crucial Survey on Workplace Substance Use

We know the numbers: Of those Hoosiers who are struggling with substance use disorder and drug issues, 58% of them are working. And they’re working across the state – in all manner of industry, company size and job title. What are employers doing to help those employees with substance use disorder or those who are in recovery? This is [...]

2018-11-12T17:15:54-04:00November 13th, 2018|

Are Your Employees Financially Ready for the Holidays?

Autumn is finally here – there's a nip in the air, the leaves are changing and the days are slowly shortening. This means the holiday season is right around the corner. Are your employees financially ready for the holiday season? Between gifts, decorations, travel, food and entertaining, the holiday season can have a big impact on an employee's financial [...]

2018-10-24T14:40:32-04:00October 26th, 2018|

States Require Mental Health Instruction in Schools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares a shocking statistic in a June report: the suicide rate in the United States rose by a quarter between 1999 and 2016. A number of celebrity deaths from suicide have brought the issue to the forefront of public discussion in recent months. Two states – New York and Virginia – are [...]

2018-08-08T09:28:06-04:00August 8th, 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 [...]

2018-07-26T10:08:46-04:00July 26th, 2018|