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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November 2017

In 2015, Indiana had one of the highest high school graduation rates of any state in the nation at 87.1 percent, and the narrowest graduation gap – 4.5 percentage points – between low-income and non-low-income students.
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April 2017

Despite a decline in smoking prevalence over the past ten years, smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States and is responsible for more than one in five deaths annually.
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September 2016

In recent years, opioid abuse has been recognized as a national crisis, frequently making headlines and spurring legislative action at the state and federal level.
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September 2016

Even though smoking rates for U.S. adults have decreased from 45 percent to 15 percent since 1964, tobacco use remains a concerning and costly challenge to the economic development, health and quality of life of communities across the country.
Smoking costs Indiana employers billions each year, and an increase to the cigarette tax would save lives, reduce healthcare costs and boost state revenue. Learn more here.
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