It was a standing-room-only crowd on September 26 when a trio of University of Michigan (U-M) researchers who study the nation’s opioid crisis from many angles spoke in Lansing at a Wolverine Caucus event organized by U-M’s Lansing Service Center.
The audience of health providers, policymakers and health plan leaders in the room came to hear Michigan OPEN Co-Director Chad Brummett, M.D. along with Amy Bohnert, Ph.D. and Rebecca Cunningham, M.D. speak about topics ranging from prescribing to overdoses. They also addressed new initiatives based at the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) that aim to curb overuse and misuse of opioid medications in Michigan and beyond. IHPI director John Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P. moderated the event, which was introduced by State Rep. Yousef Rabhi, a U-M alumnus. Live tweets of the event are available by searching Twitter for the hashtag #ihpi17.VIEW THE VIDEO HERE