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Expanded Prevention Matters Funding to Help Marion County Schools Implement Substance Use Prevention Programming and Boost Social-Emotional Learning

Expanded Prevention Matters Funding to Help Marion County Schools Implement Substance Use Prevention Programming and Boost Social-Emotional Learning

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 Prevention Matters, a grant initiative to help Marion County schools identify, implement, and sustain evidence-based substance use pre…
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New Research Finds Statewide Tobacco 21 (T-21) Laws Appear to be Working

New Research Finds Statewide Tobacco 21 (T-21) Laws Appear to be Working

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 youth tobacco use. That is good news for states across the country, including Indiana, whose T-21 law went into effect on July 1, 2020. Tobacco use is the leadin…
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The Opioid Crisis Needs Our Attention Now, More Than Ever

The Opioid Crisis Needs Our Attention Now, More Than Ever

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 into about 72,000 deaths. In Indiana, overd…
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