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RMFF RELEASE: Opioid Death Toll Grows in Indiana, and Tobacco Claims Seven Times As Many Lives As Opioids, New Reports on Addiction Find

Pair of reports released today by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation show human and economic toll of addiction, chart out recommendations for addressing these epidemics. INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 30, 2018) — The opioid and tobacco epidemics claimed 14,200 Hoosier lives in 2017 and cost our state $12.6 billion annually in healthcare costs, lost productivity and other economic damages, according to a pair of reports released today by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. The opioid epidemic that ha…
Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation Announces Prevention Matters Implementation Grants

Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation Announces Prevention Matters Implementation Grants

The 24 grants awarded through the Foundation’s Prevention Matters initiative will help schools reach an anticipated 71,112 children and teenagers – about 44 percent of all Marion County students – with proven prevention programs by the 2020-2021 school year. The grant announcement was covered by: WRTV 6:  MSD Wayne Township receives $1.2M to address substance abuse (8.7.18) Chalkbeat:  These Indianapolis Schools are Getting $7.5 Million to Fight Drug Abuse (8.7.18) Inside INdian…
RICHARD M. FAIRBANKS FOUNDATION COMMITS MORE THAN $10.2 MILLION TO SUPPORT DRUG PREVENTION EDUCATION

RICHARD M. FAIRBANKS FOUNDATION COMMITS MORE THAN $10.2 MILLION TO SUPPORT DRUG PREVENTION EDUCATION

Prevention Matters grants projected to serve more than 71,000 Marion County students across 151 schools INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 7, 2018) — As the school year begins, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation has approved more than $10.2 million to help students across 151 Marion County K-12 schools avoid substance use and improve social and emotional well-being. The 24 grants awarded through the Foundation’s Prevention Matters initiative will help schools reach an anticipated 71,112 children and tee…
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