Michigan Practice Based Research Network

Michigan Public Health Practice Based Research Network 

The 2018 Symposium ‚Äč— 

The Michigan Opioid Prevention Response

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 9 A.M.-3 P.M.

Western Michigan University's Grand Rapids Downtown Campus
200 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


 

Co-Founders of Michigan PBRN


 

 

Michigan Public Health Practice Based Research Network

2018 Fourth Annual Symposium

 

The Michigan Public Health Practice-Based Research Network (MI-PBRN) is seeking your attendance at our 2018 Fourth Annual Symposium.

MI-PBRN is an affiliated member with The National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) at the University of Kentucky. MI-PBRN members provide services across Michigan. 

The event will occur at Western Michigan University’s Grand Rapids Downtown Campus. An informal lunch will be served. 

The 2018 Symposium — The Michigan Opioid Prevention Response features keynote speaker Dr. Kimberly Johnson. The former director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Dr. Johnson is currently on the faculty of the University of South Florida College of Behavioral & Community Sciences.

U.S. Representative Fred Upton, a St. Joseph Republican who represents Michigan's Sixth Congressional District, hosts a session on the federal legislative impact on Michigan's opioid response.

Michigan Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, a DeWitt Republican who represents Michigan House District 93 and is a candidate for Michigan Attorney General, discusses the state legislative impact.

There are also discussions on the Opioid Epedemiological Landscape, Responding with Prevention & Developmental Programs and Developing Collaborations.

If you have questions regarding the conference, please contact Dr. David Wingard or Dr. Kieran Fogarty. Thank you and we look forward to your participation.

Leadership
Kieran Fogarty, Ph.D.
Director and Professor, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Doctoral Program
Western Michigan University
kieran.fogarty@wmich.edu

David Wingard, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Strategic Development
TrueNorth Community Services
dwingard@truenorthservices.org

                                                             


 

Michigan Practice Based Research Network


Rural Michigan contains regions challenged by high levels of socioeconomic stress and limited access to healthcare. Populations living in these areas are subject to health disparities. If unaddressed, these situations will contribute to unsustainable cost increases to health and human service systems. The Michigan Public Health Practice Based Research Network (MI-PBRN) supports interdisciplinary research increasing the knowledge base for these matters. The new knowledge rendered helps support innovative policy and public health practice initiatives to address health disparities and reduce the financial risks represented by high-cost populations with complex needs. The MI-PBRN leadership is based on a unique partnership between Western Michigan University and TrueNorth Community Services. 

Collaborators
Western Michigan University
TrueNorth Community Services
Spectrum Health
Ferris State University
Newaygo County Community Mental Health

Western Regional Area Health Education Center at Western Michigan University
District Health Department #10

Leadership
Kieran Fogarty, Ph.D.
Director and Professor, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Doctoral Program
Western Michigan University

David Wingard, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Strategic Development
TrueNorth Community Services

More information on MI-PBRN is available at http://publichealthsystems.org/michigan-public-health-pbrn 

Registration

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