In addition to promoting physical and mental health, walkability supports independence for people of all ages and abilities. This brief provides Indiana funders with basic information about walkability and suggestions on how to improve walkability in their communities.
Sharon Kandris, Director of Community Informatics at The Polis Center, discusses how Indiana foundations and their grantees can use community informatics (information and communication technologies).
Traditional home design practices have built barriers to aging in place into much of our housing supply. These structural barriers prevent older adults, as well as people of any age who have disabilities, from leading independent lives; visiting friends, relatives, and neighbors; and participating fully in their communities. This brief explores two approaches to design that incorporate accessibility features.
Civil legal services help low and moderate-income people with housing problems. Many times people don’t see their housing problems as legal problems.
Building Power through Data-Sharing: Issues and Opportunities for Environmental Health and Justice Funders, a new report from Health and Environmental Funders Network, explores ways funders can build power in their fields through investments in data-sharing.
The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, a private, independent foundation located in Indianapolis, recently focused a portion of its grantmaking on two primary causes of Indiana’s negative health outcomes: opioid prescription drug/heroin addiction, and tobacco use. The resources provided below are a result of their research on these topics, along with information to support grant initiatives. This information was shared at The Summit on Tobacco and Opioid Addiction for Indiana Funders in September 2016.
A presentation held on September 14, 2016, for Indiana funders, which was presented by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation and Indiana Philanthropy Alliance. The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, a private, independent foundation located in Indianapolis, recently focused a portion of its grantmaking on two primary causes of Indiana’s negative health outcomes: opioid prescription drug/heroin addiction, and tobacco use.