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Indiana’s obesity epidemic is on the rise. How can we reverse this alarming trend and help Hoosiers lead healthier lives?
Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. One in three Hoosier adults is obese, and more than two in three are overweight or obese, costing Indiana an estimated $8.5 billion in 2017– most of which is borne by households and the private sector. A report released today by the Richard […]
The Opioid Epidemic is Getting Worse—What Can We Do?
Alex Cohen is the Director of Learning and Evaluation for the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. From July 2016 to September 2017, Indiana’s emergency departments saw a 35 percent increase in opioid overdoses, according to data released this month from the CDC. The most dramatic increases occurred in metropolitan areas like Indianapolis. These numbers indicate that […]
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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