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Learning from the Flint Water Crisis: Public Health Challenges and Legal Interventions

In 2014, Flint, MI changed its source of water to the Flint River in a cost-cutting measure aimed at saving $5 million over two years. Subsequently, elevated lead levels were detected in Flint's children, resulting in state and local emergency declarations. The effects of elevated lead will negatively impact the health of the community, especially its children, for years. It is important to be certain that public health concerns are heard whenever there is a potential for health to be affected by law and policy changes or implementation.

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Issue Brief: Reducing Overdose via Provider Education

Improving physician education in the areas of appropriate prescribing and effective response to substance use disorder has been identified as a priority for the profession. This resource examines state and federal efforts to improve substance use disorder treatment through physician education.

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