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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October 2021

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.
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July 2021

School curriculum increasingly requires computer-based learning, which is why internet access is critically important to students in the 21st century.
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December 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a spotlight on the importance of high-quality public health systems, particularly states’ capabilities to conduct contact tracing and vaccine distribution.
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October 2020

School-funding changes over the last decade have exacerbated inequities in how Indiana’s public education dollars are allocated.
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August 2020

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.
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March 2020

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.