NEWS & PRESS


As Michigan Overdose Crisis Grows, New Approach Increased Access to Lifesaving Medications, Treatment In Emergency Rooms

New Report Shows State’s Emergency Room Programs Improved Access to Treatment In 2021, a record-shattering 107,000 people died from overdose in the United States, including 2,375 opioid overdoses in Michigan....

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In Press Release

Warm Handoffs Improve Treatment Outcomes

As critical access points for people with opioid use disorder (OUD), Michigan emergency departments (ED) treat more than 25,000 opioid-related visits annually. Those seeking care are particularly vulnerable once they...

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Increasing Post-Overdose Treatment Options in the Emergency Department

Through the Michigan Opioid Partnership (MOP), the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan supports increased efforts to reduce opioid overdose deaths. Among its most visible strategies is funding health systems across...

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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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