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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August 2020

In 2016, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation (Foundation) awarded a $700,000 grant to Eskenazi Health 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 concern both nationally and in Marion County, Indiana. In 2017, 365 Marion County residents experienced fatal drug overdoses, with an age-adjusted rate of 38.9 per 100,000 people, as compared with a state rate of 29.4 per 100,000 people.
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August 2019

Of all the drug crises that have plagued the U.S., the opioid epidemic is among the most deadly in history– so much so that elected officials declared it a national public health emergency two years ago.
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March 2019

Obesity has increased dramatically over the past several decades, becoming one of the most significant preventable causes of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. Over the past 20 years, obesity rates have risen steadily in Indiana, from 20 percent in 1995 to 34 percent in 2017.
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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. Smoking claims thousands of Hoosier lives and costs Indiana billions of dollars each year.