Wellness Council of Indiana Receives Anthem Grant

Posted: Updated:
INDIANAPOLIS -

A subsidiary of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, The Wellness Council of Indiana, has received a $125,000 Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation grant. The award is in recognition of the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative and its work to end substance abuse in the workplace. 

The grant funding will be used to promote awareness, prevention, treatment and recovery. 

“The support of partners like Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation is what allows us to deliver groundbreaking education free-of-charge to employers across the state. We applaud them for their continued dedication to the health of Indiana’s workplaces,” said Wellness Council of Indiana Executive Director Jennifer Pferrer.

Indiana Workforce Recovery is an initiative established in Februrary 2018 to prepare Hoosier employers to deal with public health crises. One area of concern supported by the grant is an employer opioid strategy series consisting of nine events from January to April. The gatherings will exclusively focus on solutions for employers. The first strategy session is set for Tuesday, January 29, from 8am-3pm at Ivy Tech in Terre Haute.

Other locations and dates for the strategy events:

  • Fort Wayne, February 12
  • Northwest Indianapolis, February 19
  • Northeast Indianapolis, March 5
  • Downtown Indianapolis, March 12
  • Plainfield, March 19
  • Lafayette, March 21
  • Greenwood, April 3
  • Bloomington, April 4

Visit here for more information on Indiana Workforce Recovery. 

  • Perspectives

    • Indiana's Regrettable Struggle to Pass Hate Crime Legislation

      It shouldn’t be this hard. The Senate’s Public Policy Committee voted 9-1 in favor of SB-12 this week, a bill that would have codified (as written) hate crime bias to include protections for race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, and age. SB-12 then made its way to the full Senate. Preceded by a lengthy deliberation by the Senate’s Republican caucus, the Senate voted 33-16 in favor of a watered-down...

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Picture Courtesy: Ratio Architects

      Hilton Bringing New Hotel Brand to Indy

      Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has chosen Indianapolis as one of three markets where it will roll out its new Signia Hilton brand. The hospitality company says Signia Hilton will target meeting professionals and business travelers hosting and attending large events. The 800-room Signia Hilton will be the larger of the two hotel towers planned for the Pan Am Plaza site as part of a $120 million Indiana Convention Center expansion. Visit Indy Senior Vice President Chris Gahl expects...

    • Rolls-Royce to Make Indy Jobs Announcement

      Rolls-Royce Corp. in Indianapolis will Monday make an announcement about a new campaign and jobs. Few details were provided, however the company says the announcement will involve a new U.S. defense engine program.

    • (image courtesy WTHR-TV)

      Governor Holcomb Launches Next Level Broadband Program

      Governor Eric Holcomb has launched a program dedicating $100 million to bring broadband to rural areas of the state. The Next Level Broadband Program will be overseen by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The Indiana Department of Transportation will administer grants and provide technical support.  

    • Indiana's Regrettable Struggle to Pass Hate Crime Legislation

      It shouldn’t be this hard. The Senate’s Public Policy Committee voted 9-1 in favor of SB-12 this week, a bill that would have codified (as written) hate crime bias to include protections for race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, and age. SB-12 then made its way to the full Senate. Preceded by a lengthy deliberation by the Senate’s Republican caucus, the Senate voted 33-16 in favor of a watered-down...

    • Hoosier Hospitals Make Top 100 Lists

      Several Indiana hospitals are included in two lists from The Chartis Center for Rural Health that feature the top 100 critical access hospitals and rural and community hospitals. The healthcare advisory services and analytics company says the lists are based on the results of the Hospital Strength Index from iVantage Health Analytics, which provides a "comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance." The Chartis Center says the hospitals that make...