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Training more addiction specialists critical in Indiana's opioid epidemic

April 22, 2017

The Fairbanks Foundation announced an initiative to help fill the gap of addiction treatment professionals in Indiana. The foundation’s $376,000 grant will support Ascend Indiana, a workforce development initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, in developing a formally recognized program for clinical social work that will focus on the treatment of substance-use disorder.

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RMFF

New talent pipeline will help address Indiana's significant unmet need for opioid addiction treatment

April 13, 2017

As Indiana’s opioid epidemic surges, our state faces a massive shortage of trained specialists who can help those struggling to overcome heroin and prescription drug addiction. To fill this gap and help put more Hoosiers on a path to recovery, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation today announced a grant to develop a unique model for training licensed clinical social workers who specialize in substance abuse counseling.

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IndyStar

Tully: A smart step toward better addiction treatment

April 12, 2017

A new grant seeks to address what the Fairbanks Foundation calls “a massive shortage of trained specialists who can help those struggling with heroin and prescription drug addiction.”

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Research

Ensuring an Agbioscience Workforce for Indiana's Future (2016)

AgriNovus Indiana’s 2016 report identifies four critical strategies to position Indiana as a leader in generating and sustaining a highly skilled agbioscience workforce.

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Indiana's Health and Life Sciences Talent and Workforce: Developing Strategies to Compete in a Global Economy (2016)

According to a 2016 BioCrossroads report, Indiana's health and life sciences industry has experienced job growth of over 22 percent since 2001. The average wage for these 265,000 jobs is $70,000, while the Life Sciences sector alone commands average wages of almost $97,000.

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Advanced Manufacturing in the United States: The Shift Toward Diversified Industries & an Educated Workforce (2016)

A 2016 report by Conexus Indiana explores the shift of U.S. advanced manufacturing toward diversified industries and a more educated workforce.

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Request for Information

<CLOSED> Substance Use Disorder Treatment Pathway RFI

<CLOSED> Substance Use Disorder Treatment Pathway RFI

Community Health Network (CHNw) and Ascend seek to grow the number of licensed clinicians in Indiana, with emphasis on clinical social workers (LCSWs), through a partnership with a master of social work (MSW) or related program. This request for information (RFI) is for education providers interested in partnering with CHNw and Ascend to build this pathway.

NOTE: RFI closed August 3, 2017. 

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<CLOSED> Early-in-Career Biomedical Equipment Technician Pathway RFI

<CLOSED> Early-in-Career Biomedical Equipment Technician Pathway RFI

Roche and Ascend are creating a sustainable talent pipeline of entry-level technicians who have a hybrid of experience in engineering, clinical lab sciences, and medical technology. Roche is seeking a partner with which to co-create the pipeline producing 15 - 30 technicians per year. This request for information (RFI) is for education providers interested in partnering with Roche and Ascend to build this pathway.

NOTE: RFI closed August 24, 2017.

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Media and Press

Request brand assets and make media inquiries to:

Kate Broshears
Vice President of External Relations
(317) 532-4786
kate.broshears@ascendindiana.com