Wellness Council of Indiana

The Wellness Council of Indiana kicked off a statewide series of employer talks in South Bend on Wednesday. It’s part of a campaign to encourage employers to hire and retain workers struggling with opioid addiction. 

The Wellness Council of Indiana this week launched a series of events to help employers address substance abuse and recovery issues in their workforce.

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Indiana health leaders say Hoosiers need to be healthier to keep the state's economy humming.

Chuck Gillespie heads the Wellness Council of Indiana, a nonprofit owned by the Indiana Chamber.

He says health care costs are second only to payroll for most companies -- and more companies are looking at health rankings when they decide where to locate.

In most of those rankings, from smoking rates to infant mortality, Indiana's near the bottom.