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This National Minority Health Month, we ask the question: why do black and multiracial Hoosier adults have a higher prevalence of obesity than white adults?

This National Minority Health Month, we ask the question: why do black and multiracial Hoosier adults have a higher prevalence of obesity than white adults?

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Every April, we celebrate National Minority Health Month in order to call attention to the health disparities that affect racial and ethnic minorities across the country. This year’s theme of “Active and Healthy” living is timely, given the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation’s recently released report on the obesity epidemic in Marion County and Indiana. This obesity report found that one in three H…
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How does Indiana’s federal opioid funding compare to its opioid-involved overdose deaths?

How does Indiana’s federal opioid funding compare to its opioid-involved overdose deaths?

Alex Cohen is the Director of Learning and Evaluation for the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. In Indiana and across the United States, the opioid epidemic continues, with drug overdose deaths involving opioids exceeding 47,000 nationwide in 2017. To help stem the tide, the federal government allocated $11 billion to states in fiscal years 2017 and 2018, according to a recently released report from the Bipartisan Policy Center. In Indiana, which received $159 million in federal opioid fundin…
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Grantee Spotlight: Project POINT Gives Hope to Patients Suffering from Opioid Use Disorder

Grantee Spotlight: Project POINT Gives Hope to Patients Suffering from Opioid Use Disorder

Ellen Quigley is the Vice President of Programs at the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation An Interview with Dr. Krista Brucker, Emergency Room Physician and Co-founder, Project POINT Background In 2016, the Richard M. Foundation awarded a $700,000 grant to support the expansion of an innovative program called Project POINT (Planned Outreach, Intervention, Naloxone and Treatment) at Eskenazi Hospital to tackle the devastating impact of the opioid crisis. This holistic program serves individuals …
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