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NEW INITIATIVE WILL ADDRESS SERVICE GAP FOR OPIOID-DEPENDENT MOTHERS THROUGH WRAPAROUND SERVICES, HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN

The program, supported with $844,065 from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, will combat the opioid epidemic from the lens of the patient. INDIANAPOLIS (June 27, 2018) — A new initiative will help address a gap in care for Indiana’s rising number of postpartum mothers dependent on opioids and their babies through a patient-centric approach. The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation awarded Indiana University School of Medicine $844,065 to support CARE Plus, which will leverage the window afte…

STUDY: INDIANA’S TOBACCO CONTROL EFFORTS WOEFULLY UNDERFUNDED

Despite persistently high smoking rates, the Hoosier state’s spending on tobacco control is 11 percent of federal recommendations, less than half of the national average. INDIANAPOLIS (June 5, 2018) — Comprehensive tobacco control efforts play a powerful role in reducing smoking and the health and economic toll of the smoking epidemic. But Indiana woefully underfunds these initiatives, falling far below federal recommendations and dollars spent in other states, a report released today by …
Grant from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation to the Indiana State Medical Association will help grow the number of medical providers accessing opioid education

Grant from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation to the Indiana State Medical Association will help grow the number of medical providers accessing opioid education

Educating doctors about best practices for prescribing pain medication has been proven to curb prescription drug misuse, yet time and cost constraints keep many physicians from accessing such training. To ensure clinicians receive this education and to help curb Indiana’s opioid epidemic, state medical leaders are launching a comprehensive medical education program focused on best practices for prescribing opioids and treating patients who suffer from pain. The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundati…
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