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Opioids Study Shows High-Risk Counties Across the Country, Suggests Local Solutions
In a study of more than 3,000 counties across the US, researchers found that residents of 412 counties are at least twice as likely to be at high risk for opioid overdose deaths and to lack providers who can deliver medications to treat opioid use disorder. Read More.
Multidisciplinary University of Michigan Team Supports Implementation of State's Revised Lead and Copper Rule
To facilitate public understanding of the state of Michigan's new lead and copper rule implemented last year, the Water Center at the University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute has established a multidisciplinary team of experts, including Rita Loch-Caruso, professor of Environmental Health Sciences. Read More.
Translating Public Health Research
In classrooms, labs, and communities, public health reveals deeper understandings about human health. But to empower populations and impact lives for the better, that knowledge has to be shared. Sharing knowledge is, after all, central to the mission of public health.
["Community-Based Participatory Research] recognizes the complexity of health inequities by acknowledging that no one sector, discipline or organization can achieve health equity alone and that there is no simple solution or cookie-cutter approach for successful CBPR partnerships and research projects. Change, instead, requires collective effort of multiple partners from multiple sectors tackling issues and making an impact across the social determinants of health."
Master's Student, Health Behavior and Health Education