Health Management and Policy

A handgun with a lock.

Michigan's new extreme risk protection order law explained

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation on Monday, May 22 enacting extreme risk protection orders, also known as red flag laws. April Zeoli, professor of Health Management and Policy and policy core director at the U-M Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, discusses the laws and what research tells us about their use in preventing firearm injuries and death.

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Implications of restrictive abortion policies on maternal health, social welfare

Q&A with Paula Lantz

Paula Lantz, the James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy at U-M’s Ford School of Public Policy and professor of Health Management and Policy at Michigan Public Health, discusses how restrictive abortion policies in the US are predicted to have negative effects on maternal health, women’s economic opportunities and social welfare systems.

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Researchers: Rethink e-cigarettes' role in treating cigarette smokers' nicotine addiction

New study from Kenneth Warner

Should electronic cigarettes, or vapes, be accepted more widely as an effective and respected tool for treating adult smokers' nicotine addiction? Kenneth Warner, dean emeritus and the Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, says there is enough evidence to support e-cigarettes' use as a first-line aid for smoking cessation in adults.

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A look at anti-racism and community-based participatory research principles

New essay published in the American Journal of Public Health

University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers published an essay in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) examining the synergies, challenges, and opportunities between the principles of anti-racism and community-based participatory research (CBPR).

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Domestic violence restraining orders and access to guns

Q&A with April Zeoli

University of Michigan researcher April Zeoli discusses the implications of a recent Texas judge's decision to strike down the federal law prohibiting access to firearms on domestic violence protection orders.