Addressing Urgent Injury Prevention Issues with Research, Education, and Outreach
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We are excited to announce the release of a new report, “Impact of Recreational Cannabis…
This month’s highlights include faculty promotions and incoming interns; the 2020 SAVIR E-Conference presentations; our…
New U-M Injury Prevention Center Visual Abstract We would like to share a new visual…
New Family Guide to Home Firearm Safety During COVID-19 The University of Michigan Injury Prevention…
Promoting Health Equity through the Science of Injury and Violence Prevention Responding to the COVID-19…
TedMed 2020, Make Way for Wonder Featuring Core Faculty Dr. Cheryl King Date: Tuesday, March…
Thank you to all that attended in person or via the live webcast! If you…
A new, real-time resource created for practicing clinical providers, provided by the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
This free course will empower non-prescribing providers and other learners in directly impacting the opioid epidemic through increased knowledge and tools to transform practice and policies. The course will consider the opioid epidemic from several evidence-based strategies including prevention, intervention, education and policy. This open learning course is designed primarily for non-prescribing healthcare, behavioral health, dental, public health, and social services professionals, as well as graduate level students in these fields. As a learner, you will have the ability to select all modules or individual topics that interest you most. The course can be followed in a linear or non-linear structure according to your preferred viewing order.
The Summit drew over 400 attendees, both in-person and via webcast. A video highlighting the event has attracted 2,000 views to-date, and is being used by the Brain Injury Association (BIA) of Michigan and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for training and awareness purposes.
This course is the nation’s most comprehensive massive online course (MOOC) for pediatric injury prevention. Across 59 video learning segments grouped into modular themes, and taught by a multidisciplinary panel of 25 nationally-recognized injury prevention experts, learners gain new skills to improve clinical practice, support families and their communities, and learn detailed strategies and techniques to apply best injury prevention practices. In the first four months of its release, over 1500 learners have enrolled in the Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention MOOC.
The U-M Injury Prevention Center developed an implementation toolkit to guide training and implementation of an evidence-based youth violence prevention intervention into routine care at emergency departments.
Preventing Opioid Overdose through the Emergency Department - a Behavioral Opioid Safety Intervention
Modification of prescription overdose risk behaviors is gaining importance considering the worsening opioid overdose epidemic. In response, the Center facilitated rapid translation of new evidence to use within practice, developing a tailored, motivational interviewing-based, 30 minute Behavioral Opioid Safety (BOS) intervention for delivery among emergency department (ED) patients. The Center’s behavioral intervention reduced prescription opioid overdose risk behaviors.