Planning and establishment of the City of Indianapolis’ Mobile Crisis Assistance Team (M-CAT), an integrated first responder model to divert persons with mental illness or evidence of substance use into treatment rather than into the criminal justice system
Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee
Does the Teach For America model work?
Alex Cohen is the Director of Learning and Evaluation for the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Can a young, 20-something who just walked off the stage, college diploma in hand, step into a classroom and, with relatively little training, effectively teach in one of our nation’s more challenging K-12 environments? Finding talented teachers for high-need schools […]
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 […]
Reducing tobacco use in Indiana would drive significant economic gains statewide, including more jobs, higher incomes, and greater population. Learn more here.
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