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Michigan OPEN

Stigma

With COVID-19 making the opioid epidemic worse, ending the stigma surrounding addiction is more important than ever.

OPEN is excited to collaborate with Shatterproof in delivering programming that spreads awareness to the importance of patient-centered care and person-first language with the goal of ultimately reducing addiction-related stigma, while also shedding light on the various layers of stigma that too often exist in clinical settings.

Partnerships like the one between OPEN and Shatterproof aim to start conversations on the issue of structural stigma, providing stigma-reduction resources and programming to health care professionals.