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Fewer Regulations and Increased Innovation Could Help Mitigate the Negative Consequences of COVID-19

Fewer Regulations and Increased Innovation Could Help Mitigate the Negative Consequences of COVID-19

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. COVID-19 and the global response to address the spread of the disease have impacted people everywhere. Hundreds of thousands have become ill and, as of March 23, the number of deaths exceeds 16,000. Unfortunately, we know these figures will only increase over the coming weeks and more lives will be lost to the disease. In addition, the economic consequences of COVID-19 are already severe and will continue…
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DECLINING INFANT MORTALITY RATES SHOW PROGRESS, BUT WE CAN’T STOP HERE

DECLINING INFANT MORTALITY RATES SHOW PROGRESS, BUT WE CAN’T STOP HERE

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Indiana is making progress toward a critical goal of lowering our state’s infant mortality rate, according to Indiana Department of Health findings released last month. From 2017 to 2018, we saw the biggest decline in infant mortality in six years. The overall rate dipped from 7.3 of every 1,000 babies dying in their first year of life to 6.8 per 1,000 in 2018. That means 43 fewer babies died in 2018 co…
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Fairbanks Foundation’s Commitment to Reducing the Rate of Opioid Use Disorder: A Review of Grantmaking Focused on the Opioid Epidemic From 2015 to 2019

Fairbanks Foundation’s Commitment to Reducing the Rate of Opioid Use Disorder: A Review of Grantmaking Focused on the Opioid Epidemic From 2015 to 2019

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. In 2014, more than 1,100 Hoosiers died as a result of drug poisoning – greater than the number of fatalities from car accidents – with prescription opioid misuse and heroin use responsible for a majority of these deaths. In response to the growing crisis, in 2015 the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation established a goal of reducing opioid use disorder, including prescription drug misuse and heroin use. T…
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