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Opioid crisis helps energize leaderships and create partnerships

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Three physician leaders in Michigan agree that it takes a health crisis, such as opioid-addiction disaster, for partnerships to form to try to adequately address the issue.

One of the three, John Ayanian, M.D., said, in an NEJM Catalyst conversation: “A crisis can often unmask deep, underlying disparities and disadvantage in the communities we serve.” Dr. Ayanian is the inaugural director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, which includes over 500 faculty members from 14 schools and colleges at the University of Michigan.

To read and hear the conversation, please hit this link.





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