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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?

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 M. Fairbanks Foundation underscores these findings, showing that obesity has increased dramatically in Marion County and Indiana, becoming one of the most significa…
Health
Are Indianapolis Charters and Innovation Network Schools Improving Student Outcomes?

Are Indianapolis Charters and Innovation Network Schools Improving Student Outcomes?

Alex Cohen is the Director of Learning and Evaluation for the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Stanford’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) recently released its latest study on academic performance in Indianapolis schools. The study aims to answer an important question: How do charter schools and Innovation Network Schools (which are part of the school district but have full autonomy when it comes to curriculum, hiring, etc.) compare to traditional public schools in their …
Education
$1.15 Million Investment Will Help More Indianapolis Students Navigate Decisions Around Drugs, Alcohol

$1.15 Million Investment Will Help More Indianapolis Students Navigate Decisions Around Drugs, Alcohol

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. As part of our effort to prevent substance misuse among young people, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation today announced a $1.15 million investment to help 29 Marion County K-12 schools implement drug prevention programs. The five grant recipients are the Metropolitan School Districts (MSD) of Warren and Washington Townships and public charter schools Urban ACT Academy, Ignite Achievement Academy and In…
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