STORIES


Stories of growth, stories of impact, stories from our community.

Achieving Equity through Medication for Opioid Use Disorder

Improving Emergency Department Opioid Treatment for People of Color Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Addresses Racial Disparities in Michigan’s Hospitals With more than 400,000 lives—and growing—claimed by opioid-related deaths, opioid...

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Fact or Fiction? The Truth About Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Despite the evidence supporting the efficacy of this treatment approach, false and conflicting messages about MOUD persist....

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MOUD Cuts Hospital Costs, Improves Patient Care

Nationally in 2019, the combined costs for in-patient, intensive, and emergency room care for opioid overdose-related treatment exceeded $11.3 billion....

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Oakland County police agencies, health network partner for mental health services The Oakland Press

This story was originally published by The Oakland Press. Three Oakland County police departments have partnered with Oakland Community Health Network to launch a new program to improve mental health...

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Working together to reduce opioid misuse

This story was originally published in our 2021 Annual Report. The Michigan Opioid Partnership – an ambitious public-private collaborative that includes the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, funders,...

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Delivering support to older adults

This story was originally published in our 2021 Annual Report. The average human lifespan has doubled over the past century – which means that we have more adults living longer...

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Community Foundation Announces More Than $19 Million in Grants

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced more than $19 million in funds to organizations and initiatives in areas including arts, civic life, education, health and human services. “The effects...

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In Press Release

Michigan Opioid Partnership Expands Funding and Outreach With Recent Collaborations

This story was originally posted in the Spring 2021 REPORT Newsletter. Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation’s overdose epidemic continues to be a leading cause of death for Americans....

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Promoting the Well-Being of Older Adults and Caregivers

This story was originally published in our Spring 2021 REPORT Newsletter. As we have collectively learned more about the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains clear that the dangers of the coronavirus...

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Michigan Harm Reduction Project grants empower community responses to opioid crisis

As COVID pushes the overdose crisis to new heights, the Michigan Harm Reduction Project is empowering communities to respond with $500,000 in new grants. As part of the Michigan Opioid...

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In Press Release