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MAY 2019
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U-M Opioid Summit speakers, moderators, and performers.

On May 10, 2019, hundreds of stakeholders convened in Ypsilanti, Mich., for a day-long summit, " Opioids: Policy to Practice," to discuss evidence-based approaches to address the nation's opioid crisis as part of a joint University of Michigan/Harvard University initiative. More than 350 people attended the summit in person, while around 250 across the U.S. and beyond participated via live webstream. Materials from the summit that will preserve the presentations and key discussions for future audiences will be available in the coming weeks (watch for announcements of their availability), while our partners at Harvard prepare for the follow-up summit on October 10, 2019.

New IHPI Brief: Substance Use in Pregnancy

What does U-M research show around who is at greatest risk for substance use disorders in pregnancy, and what are the considerations for policy and practice decision-making? This new brief by Lindsay Admon, M.D., M.Sc., U-M assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and colleagues takes a closer look. 
Of Americans in their 50s and 60s who responded to the National Poll on Healthy Aging, nearly half felt that they were likely to develop dementia as they aged. 
Despite this, only five percent of respondents indicated they had spoken with a healthcare provider about how to prevent memory problems.

A new U-M analysis finds limited evidence supporting the impact of interventions to reduce healthcare use and costs among "super-utilizers," the 5% of the population who account for 50% of healthcare expenditures. 

Another new U-M analysis shows rural emergency department visits grew by 50 percent during a 12-year timeframe, suggesting that rural EDs serve as safety nets for many patients. 

Bell appointed to new committee: Best Practices in Assessing Mortality and Significant Morbidity Following Large-Scale Disasters

Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, U-M School of Nursing

Bell was appointed to a new National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee that will conduct a review and assessment of the current state of the field and best practices in assessing and quantifying mortality and significant morbidity following large-scale disasters.

Chris Friese, Ph.D., M.S., R.N., AOCN, FAAN, M.A., is the Elizabeth Tone Hosmer Professor of Nursing at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and a member of the Rogel Cancer Center at Michigan Medicine. Learn more about his work in measuring and improving the quality of care for patients with cancer, and using a nursing lens to improve population health.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, SPH

Demand for behavioral healthcare in the United States is greater than ever, taxing the already strained capacity of the broad range of professionals who provide prevention, treatment, and recovery services for mental health and substance use disorders. Beck studies issues related to access, reimbursement, and capacity of this workforce, which is informing key development and planning efforts.

Expert Q&A: Family-driven research to improve outcomes

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery, Medical School

Gadepalli describes how clinicians, researchers, and families affected by necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) ---- a severe, often fatal gastrointestinal condition that primarily affects premature infants ---- have come together to drive progress in an area that has remained frustratingly stagnant for decades.


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