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 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.
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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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