RESEARCH & REPORTS

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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August 2019

Indiana experienced 4% of all opioid-related deaths, but only received 1.9% of federal funding to combat the opioid epidemic. Learn more in this 2019 @rmffindy report:
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March 2019

In 2019, Indiana’s obesity rate was the 12th highest in the US, and Marion County’s was the 11th highest among the largest cities in the US. Learn more:
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October 2018

In 2016, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation released a report showing that Indiana was among the states hit hardest by the opioid crisis. 2017 data shows that more than 1,700 Hoosiers died from a drug overdose, a 75 percent increase since 2011.
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October 2018

In 2016, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation released a report showing that tobacco use has resulted in a major health and economic crisis in Indiana. Two years later, the crisis continues.
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June 2018

In 2016, Indiana had the 10th-highest smoking rate in the U.S. More than one in five Hoosier adults smoke— and we’re paying an enormous price for it.
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January 2018

Substance use represents a significant problem for individuals in Marion County. Fortunately, effective substance use prevention programs exist, including programs delivered at the school level.