STORIES


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

Increasing Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Options in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is developing partnerships in the Upper Peninsula (UP), as part of its Emergency Department Medication for Opioid Use Disorder initiative. While the initiative itself...

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A Powerful Resource for Emergency Department Clinicians in Making a Difference in the Opioid Epidemic

As the attending emergency physician and program director of the medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) program at Flint’s Hurley Medical Center, Dr. Ryan Reece has been at the forefront...

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Easier Access to X-Waivers May Save Lives

Trinity Health Grand Rapids and Detroit Medical Center are two local health systems capitalizing on changes to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) guidance for prescribing buprenorphine,...

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Companions on the Road to Recovery: The Role of Peer Coaches

  Peer coaches bring the lived experience of healing from substance use disorder and walk the path to recovery with individuals seeking to free themselves of opioid addiction. They provide...

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

The Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and National Institute on Drug Abuse are among the agencies that confirm medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) combined with behavioral therapies...

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In General

Supporting Behavioral and Mental Health

This story was originally published in our Fall 2021 REPORT Newsletter. Our region’s behavioral and mental health have been severely challenged since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Isolation caused...

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Championing Efforts to Combat Michigan’s Public Health Crisis

As the state has heightened its focus on lessening the devastating impact opioids have had on Michigan’s families and communities, Dr. Khaldun has emerged as a staunch advocate for implementing...

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Effective Treatment for Michiganders with Opioid Use Disorder

With support and encouragement from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, emergency departments throughout Michigan are adopting medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) as a best practice for...

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Championing Medication for Opioid Use Disorder with a Large Hospital System

Inspired by the opportunity to mitigate an ongoing and growing need among St. John’s patient population, Dr. Dunne and his colleagues successfully pursued a grant from the Community Foundation for...

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Spreading the Benefits of MOUD Treatment in Rural Michigan

In 2019, Munson Medical Center received a grant through the Michigan Opioid Partnership, a public-private collaborative facilitated by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan that includes the state of Michigan...

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