The Torch - January Issue

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A message from Dr. Box

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As we start a new year, I want to celebrate the work that the State of Indiana has done together during the COVID-19 pandemic. That means focusing on the more than 3.5 million Hoosiers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the 16.8 million tests that have been administered. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2022 Canstruction competition!

Beehive Canstruction

Canstruction is a structural design competition and a canned food drive in one! We pit agency against agency looking for the most creative design made entirely of donated cans. And most importantly, it’s a fun and creative way to help food pantries restock their shelves after the holidays! With a little bit of creativity — and a lot of canned goods — state employees CAN make a difference in their communities.

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2022 ActiveHealth Program & Rewards

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The ActiveHealth program has reset for the 2022 program year. This year there are four separate rewards available including a health premium discount and $175 in gift cards.

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Training camp: WIC team aids Afgham Camp Atterbury guests

Thousands of Afghanistan evacuees were welcomed to Camp Atterbury in the aftermath of the Taliban taking control of the capital city of Kabul and the end of US military operations in the country.

Beginning in August 2020, entire families, including thousands of children, left behind their home country to resettle in the United States. With the help of the Indiana National Guard, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, American Red Cross, and others, the Hoosier State was able to accommodate thousands of people they deemed (and very much treated as) “guests” via Operation Allies Welcome.

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