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New Research Finds Statewide Tobacco 21 (T-21) Laws Appear to be Working

New Research Finds Statewide Tobacco 21 (T-21) Laws Appear to be Working

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. According to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), statewide Tobacco 21 (T-21) laws that prohibit the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21 appear to be having their intended outcome of reducing youth tobacco use. That is good news for states across the country, including Indiana, whose T-21 law went into effect on July 1, 2020. Tobacco use is the leadin…
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Two Critical Steps to Help Indiana Weather COVID-19

Two Critical Steps to Help Indiana Weather COVID-19

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. COVID-19 has wrought havoc in all of our lives. As of this week, the coronavirus has caused more than 98,000 deaths in the U.S., including more than 1,900 in Indiana. As these tragic figures continue to rise, steps taken to mitigate the impact of the virus have resulted in devastating economic consequences. As the crisis continues to unfold, uncertainty is our new constant. But emerging information points …
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DECLINING INFANT MORTALITY RATES SHOW PROGRESS, BUT WE CAN’T STOP HERE

DECLINING INFANT MORTALITY RATES SHOW PROGRESS, BUT WE CAN’T STOP HERE

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Indiana is making progress toward a critical goal of lowering our state’s infant mortality rate, according to Indiana Department of Health findings released last month. From 2017 to 2018, we saw the biggest decline in infant mortality in six years. The overall rate dipped from 7.3 of every 1,000 babies dying in their first year of life to 6.8 per 1,000 in 2018. That means 43 fewer babies died in 2018 co…
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