Two new UM-Harvard partnerships address poverty and drug use in Detroit

Two new UM-Harvard partnerships address poverty and drug use in Detroit

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"Michigan, Harvard Focus on Detroit Poverty, Opioid Problems" - New York Times. 9/12/2018.

ISR's Luke Shaefer, director of UM's Poverty Solutions initiative, will work with colleagues at Harvard on two projects designed to increase economic mobility and curb the opioid crisis in Detroit. Both projects bring together community members, practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to identify context-attuned solutions-based interventions. The Equality of Opportunity Project analyzes big data to identify pathways out of poverty. The collaboration on the opioid epidemic will hold two major policy summits to identify best practices and solutions regarding prescribing, prescription drug monitoring, drug overdose detection, access to treatment and criminal justice.

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Equality of Opportunity Project


H. Luke Shaefer

Additional Media Coverage:

"Harvard, University of Michigan to partner on opioid, poverty research" - Boston Globe. 9/12/2018.

"University of Michigan, Harvard focus on Detroit poverty, opioid problems" - WDIV - Detroit. 9/12/2018.

"UM, Harvard to partner on Detroit poverty study, opioid crisis" - Crain's Detroit Business. 9/12/2018.

"U-M, Harvard partner to address economic mobility, opioid crisis" - University Record. 9/12/2018.

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