June 2022
A new study led by Chad Ellimoottil, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of urology and director of IHPI’s Telehealth Research Incubator, suggests that people in some states will be much more affected than others by restrictions on interstate telehealth. During the pandemic, all 50 states allowed out-of-state clinicians to perform telehealth visits with residents of other states, and the number of interstate telehealth visits rose markedly in 2020.
REPORT: National Poll on Healthy Aging marks 5 years of elevating older adults' voices
In 2017, IHPI leadership, with instrumental support from AARP and Michigan Medicine, launched the National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA) to develop a deeper understanding of the experiences and perspectives of adults aged 50-80 and their families to better inform health care research, policy, and practice. In celebration of the poll's first five years, a new report highlights the NPHA’s extraordinary impact and looks to the future of elevating the voices of older adults.
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Bagenstos confirmed as general counsel for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Samuel Bagenstos
Samuel Bagenstos, J.D., professor of law, will serve as general counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, he will be advising Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and other leaders. He has been serving as general counsel of the White House Office of Management and Budget since 2021.
Malani named new JAMA deputy editor
Preeti Malani, M.D., M.S., M.S.J., professor of internal medicine, will become the inaugural Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Deputy Editor and Editorial Director for Equity for JAMA and the JAMA Network Journals. 
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Nearly all older adults have experienced some form of ageism in their everyday lives. Older adults with more health concerns appear most likely to have experienced this kind of “everyday ageism," according to new findings published by a team from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, and U-M. The data, from a survey of more than 2,000 people between the ages of 50 and 80, come from the U-M National Poll on Healthy Aging.
In 2019, 1% of opioid prescriptions from dentists and surgeons were filled more than 30 days after writing, according to a new study led by
Kao-Ping Chua, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics. While low, that percentage would translate to more than 260,000 opioid prescriptions per year if it generalized to all surgical and opioid prescriptions in the U.S.  
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