Parsing the Evidence

Parsing the Evidence

Terry Richmond moderated a panel of top experts in the field of firearm violence, making sense of “what works and what doesn’t” in the prevention of firearm deaths. Federal research dollars are now being reinvested into the topic after a more than...
Opioid Care Concerns

Opioid Care Concerns

Shoshana Aronowitz was featured in an article in the Inquirer about how the Parker Administration is approaching the opioid crisis. Aronowitz expressed concerns that people affected by the approach would not be able to access quality treatment.
A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

A decorated trio of firearm injury researchers, including Research Core Director Terry Richmond and External Advisory Board member Stephen Hargarten, published a viewpoint in favor of Strengthening the Role of the NIH in the Firearm Violence Epidemic in JAMA Internal...
Opioid Care Concerns

Substance Use Policy

Emily Seeburger and Shoshana Aronowitz published an op-ed in the Inquirer describing how the Parker administration’s approach to the opioid crisis could be strengthened by science, emphasizing that coerced treatment does not work.
Public Safety Emergency

Public Safety Emergency

Mayor Cherelle Parker declared a public safety emergency during her January 2nd inaugural address. The order calls for a report from the police commissioner in 30 days with a plan of how to reduce violent crime within the first 100 days of the administration. The...
Bureaucratic burdens for buprenorphine

Bureaucratic burdens for buprenorphine

Shoshana Aronowitz of the School of Nursing, Zack Meisel of the Perelman School of Medicine, and colleagues assessed the various types of prior authorization requirements for Medicaid-covered buprenorphine treatment across the 50 states, which present barriers to...
Bureaucratic burdens for buprenorphine

Reducing barriers to care for opioid use disorder

Maggie Lowenstein was featured in two recent articles related to improved access to opioid care. The LDI blog post discusses reducing barriers to care and the WHYY article reviews the potential of over-the-counter naloxone, an overdose reversal medication.
Mayoral debate on public safety

Mayoral debate on public safety

Elinore Kaufman served as one of the moderators in the Restoring Safety Forum, posing questions to Philadelphia mayoral candidates about their plans to address public safety and gun violence. You can watch a recording of the event from Billy Penn.