Ascend Indiana’s work to develop a plan in partnership with a health system and post-secondary institutions to build a model that will grow the supply of licensed clinical social workers trained to treat substance use disorder that will meet the needs of health systems across Indianapolis

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To Curb Smoking, Increase Use of Evidence-Based Cessation Treatments

Alex Cohen is the Director of Learning and Evaluation for the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Smoking remains the number one preventable cause of death in the United States, and Indiana’s smoking rate continues to rank among the worst in the nation. Smoking kills more than 11,000 Hoosiers each year. These impacts are felt especially hard […]

The High Price of Indiana’s Opioid and Tobacco Addiction

Indiana stands at the height of a twin addiction epidemic fueled by the rise of opioids and stubbornly persistent tobacco use in our state. Today more Hoosiers die from drug overdoses than auto accidents each year. The death toll from smoking equates to more than two fatal 747 airplane crashes each month. And we’re outpacing […]