Tag: Claire Fiddian-Green

The Opioid Crisis Needs Our Attention Now, More Than Ever

The Opioid Crisis Needs Our Attention Now, More Than Ever

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Last summer, our country was celebrating the first one-year decline in drug overdose deaths since 1990 with a 4% decline between 2017 and 2018. Unfortunately, that celebration was short lived. Preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that, in 2019, drug overdose deaths in the U.S. increased by 5%, translating into about 72,000 deaths. In Indiana, overd…
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Compelling Lessons From Three Reports Provide Guidance for Addressing Substance Use Disorder, and Are More Relevant Than Ever as We Grapple With COVID-19

Compelling Lessons From Three Reports Provide Guidance for Addressing Substance Use Disorder, and Are More Relevant Than Ever as We Grapple With COVID-19

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marion County ranked among the highest in Indiana for the number and rate of drug overdose deaths. The pandemic has only exacerbated the problems associated with substance use disorder (SUD), as treatment and prevention strategies are now required to adapt to the impact of the pandemic. Taking a comprehensive approach to addressing SUD is critical, since those suffering from…
Health
Indianapolis eLearning Fund Announces Statewide Virtual Hub in Partnership with the College Football Playoff Foundation

Indianapolis eLearning Fund Announces Statewide Virtual Hub in Partnership with the College Football Playoff Foundation

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Optimistically, many of us believed in late March that a two-week shutdown of business and schools due to the COVID-19 virus would cause some disruption to our daily lives but would be a wise investment in stemming the impact of the first international pandemic in modern history. Four months later, the economy is slowly reopening, but with no foreseeable return to normalcy. The impact of COVID-19 has been…
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