RESEARCH & REPORTS

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 Indiana was among the states hit hardest by the opioid crisis. 2017 data shows that more than 1,700 Hoosiers died from a drug overdose, a 75 percent increase since 2011.
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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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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

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.
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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.