The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation (RMFF) released this report about the opioid epidemic in Indiana. More work must be done to make meaningful progress in addressing this epidemic.
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.
The following examples provide highlights of funders from Indiana and around the country that are addressing opioid and tobacco use in their communities in a variety of ways. While this is by no means a comprehensive list of funding initiatives, it does represent a range the way in which different types of funders have supported strategies to reduce opioid and tobacco use.
These tables provide a list of potential responses to tobacco use and the opioid crisis that funders may use in their communities. Funding levels are approximate and will vary based on factors such as geographic coverage or program scope.
Listing of Indiana Health Coalitions with contact information as of 9/1/16.