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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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, @RMFFIndy awarded a $700,000 grant to @EskenaziHealth 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 challenge in Indianapolis. However, access to treatment and associated services is, too often, complicated and confusing. Read more about recommendations to improve access:
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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:
The Fairbanks Foundation is part of a statewide coalition working to develop a modern youth apprenticeship system in Indiana. Learn more.
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