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Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Addressing substance use is vital to supporting Hoosiers’ health, education and well-being. Drug misuse can begin as early as middle school, which is why it’s critical to combat youth substance use before it starts. In 2018, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation launched […]

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. According to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), statewide Tobacco 21 (T-21) laws that prohibit the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21 appear to be having their intended outcome of reducing […]

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Last summer, our country was celebrating the first one-year decline in drug overdose deaths since 1990 with a 4% decline between 2017 and 2018. Unfortunately, that celebration was short lived. Preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that, in 2019, drug overdose deaths in the U.S. increased by 5%, translating […]