OPEN leads many projects to educate our Michigan Communities, and in order to showcase these projects, OPEN splits them up into different initiatives. These initiatives are a core part of our work here at OPEN, and directly link to our mission to help provide transformative solutions through our research-based evidence, engagement with our communities, and our compiled list of resources.
OPEN’s Opioid Prescribing Recommendations are procedure-specific and developed through data analysis, literature review and expert consensus. The recommendations are updated as new evidence is published in order to keep providers current with best practices in opioid prescribing. Learn more about our Opioid Prescribing Recommendations.
Managing unused, unwanted, and expired medications is a safety and environmental concern. There are simple and safe alternatives, like take-back events and local disposal sites. Learn more about safe storage and disposal.
Learn how to safely store and dispose of opioids.
Understanding the many complex issues related to opioid misuse and overdose is extremely important in developing effective policy. Learn more about our advocacy for public health policy.
Learn about the current opioid prescribing laws in Michigan.
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Care Coordination aims to educate providers on the importance of screening for substance use disorder and communicating with patients in a non-stigmatizing way. Learn more about SUD Care Coordination.
Use these customizable email templates to communicate best care practices for patients with positive TAPS screening category.
Learn ways to manage pain after surgery such as: over-the-counter medications, non-medication strategies, and opioids, if prescribed.
Naloxone (Narcan) is a lifesaving medication that rapidly reverses opioid overdose. OPEN is committed to partnering with organizations around Michigan to keep our communities safe. Learn more about Naloxone Distribution.
Learn about naloxone and how to safely administer it.
Learn how to facilitate and implement unique and tailored naloxone distribution programs in your Emergency Department.
Inspired by true stories of addiction and recovery, Painless: The Opioid Musical was developed to educate high school students about the risks involved in taking opioids. Learn more about Painless.
OPEN is dedicated to reducing stigma in our communities, especially in health care. Learn more about spreading awareness to the importance of patient-centered care and person-first language.