As the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation has worked to improve the education, health, and vitality of Indianapolis, we’ve commissioned a number of research projects and studies to help guide our efforts.
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A thorough review of racial equity in educational opportunities reveals Black and Hispanic children born and raised in Marion County are likely to experience a disproportionate and chronic lack of access to a high-quality education from birth all the way through college.
In 2016, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation (Foundation) awarded a $700,000 grant to Eskenazi Health to support the expansion of an innovative pilot program called Project POINT (Planned Outreach, Intervention, Naloxone and Treatment) and to evaluate its outcomes.
Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a serious concern both nationally and in Marion County, Indiana. In 2017, 365 Marion County residents experienced fatal drug overdoses, with an age-adjusted rate of 38.9 per 100,000 people, as compared with a state rate of 29.4 per 100,000 people.