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.