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Innovative Policy Designed to Lower Rates of Tobacco Use in Young People: Raising the Legal Age for Purchasing Tobacco Products to 21

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. This week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a report on tobacco use among U.S. middle and high school students for the period 2011-2016. The report showed that use of tobacco over that timeframe did not change significantly, with 7.2% of […]

To Help Tackle the Opioid Epidemic, Indiana Should Expand Access to Evidence-Based Approaches Like Medication-Assisted Treatment

Alex Cohen is the Director of Learning and Evaluation for the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. The opioid epidemic continues to take a devastating toll in Indianapolis and across the state. While there are no silver bullets, there are interventions that have strong evidence for impact. Chief among them is medication-assisted treatment, or MAT. MAT is […]