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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…
Health
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…
Health
Celebrating School Choice – “The Hoosier Way”

Celebrating School Choice – “The Hoosier Way”

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Indianapolis has a long history of ensuring families have educational options that meet their needs. One perspective on this journey and how leaders statewide and in Indianapolis came together to expand options for students is shared in a recent piece by Robin Lake in Education Next, The Hoosier Way. The piece traces the roots of the school choice movement in Indiana, including the successes achieved thro…
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