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Overdose Deaths Fell in 2018—That’s Reason for (Cautious) Optimism

Overdose Deaths Fell in 2018—That’s Reason for (Cautious) Optimism

Alex Cohen is the Director of Learning and Evaluation for the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. In July 2019, the CDC released preliminary estimates that showed, for the first time since 1990, a decline in overdose deaths in the United States—by approximately 5 percent from 2017 to 2018. This decline is borne out in Indiana and Marion County as well. In Indiana, data from the CDC and provisional data from the Indiana State Department of Health show a decline of more than 10%. Marion County,…
Health
Grantee Spotlight: Teach For America Indianapolis – Recruiting and Preparing Educators to Lead the Movement for Educational Equity in Indianapolis

Grantee Spotlight: Teach For America Indianapolis – Recruiting and Preparing Educators to Lead the Movement for Educational Equity in Indianapolis

Ellen Quigley is the Vice President of Programs at the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation An interview with Amar Patel, Executive Director, Teach For America Indianapolis (TFA) Background TFA has a vision that all Indianapolis children will lead lives of their choosing and collectively contribute to a more vibrant and just city. As a leadership development institution, TFA seeks to develop collective leadership for educational equity, excellence, and broader systems change – in its students …
Education
In the battle against opioids, we have an opportunity for effective policymaking through syringe exchanges

In the battle against opioids, we have an opportunity for effective policymaking through syringe exchanges

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. “Abusers.” “Reckless criminals.” These are the words of one pharmaceutical executive to describe the hundreds of thousands of Americans with opioid use disorder, uncovered in a wave of litigation facing the nation’s leading drug makers and sellers for their contributions to the opioid crisis. As these investigations bring more information to light, they are sure to change the way Americans thin…
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