Policy Analyses and One-Pagers for Policymaker Education
The Michigan Core SVIPP team and the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center partnered to develop a technical package that stakeholders can use to analyze the use of shared risk and protective factor (SRPF) language in legislation introduced in their state. SRPF language is a proxy used to describe whether selected search terms related to shared risk and protective factors that are prioritized by the CDC were present in legislation.
The package contains everything an organization would need to replicate this work , including a list of search terms, tracking tool templates, and instructions on how to run code to identify bills/amendments of interest.
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
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.
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.