Policy Analyses and One-Pagers for Policymaker Education


Below you’ll find documents that support better understanding of injury topics that are frequent topics of policy discussions. These fact sheets have been developed to provide objective data about the issues. We invite you to share these documents with policymakers or others interested in better understanding these topics.

The Prescription Opioid Epidemic in Michigan: Evidence, Expertise, and Recommendations for Action

This project was a collaboration between the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center and several other CDC-funded Injury Centers, including the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, the University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center, and West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center. Building off of a 2015 policy brief developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy that developed best practice policy recommendations for addressing the opioid epidemic, the current report analyzes the state of the opioid epidemic within Michigan, including the state of legislative actions addressing the opioid epidemic, and synthesizes key input from stakeholders around the state about the potential policy interventions that are most urgently needed to address this public health problem. Finally, we propose a series of University of Michigan Injury Center recommendations for addressing critical aspects of this public health problem within Michigan

The Prescription Opioid Epidemic in Michigan

This document describes the prescription opioid overdose epidemic in Michigan.

Opioid Abuse in Michigan

This document describes the trends in opioid abuse in Michigan and current strategies (and opportunities to expand strategies) to combat opioid abuse and overdose.

 

Effect of Michigan’s Helmet Law Repeal

This document describes the impact of Michigan’s universal helmet law’s partial repeal in April 2012 on helmet usage, head injuries and fatalities, and the financial implications.

 

Effect of Michigan’s Helmet Law Repeal

This document describes the impact of Michigan’s universal helmet law repeal in Spring 2012 on helmet usage and on fatalities and incapacitating injuries.

 

Cost of Fatal Injuries in Michigan

This document describes the cost of fatal injuries in Michigan and the implications for public health practice.

 

Michigan’s Sport Concussion Law

This document describes concussion, the Michigan’s sport concussion law (2013) and steps to take if concussion is suspected.

 

Cell Phone Use & Motor Vehicle Crash Risk in Michigan

This document describes motor vehicle crash risk in Michigan and the current law (2015) on texting, handheld cell phone use, and all cell phone use in Michigan and all around the United States.