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November 23, 2020

Free Continuing Education Opportunities Available

Michigan OPEN has four free continuing education opportunities available through our website. View the program flyers and descriptions below. “Perioperative Pain Management & Care Coordination” provides learners with three continuing medical education credits. This course is targeted toward primary care providers, Advanced Practice Providers and residents. It is self-paced and satisfies the Michigan licensure requirement for Pain…

November 13, 2020

Fall Take Back Event a Success

Michigan OPEN would like to thank all our partners and participating sites for a successful Take Back Day on October 24. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to provide a safe way to dispose of unused medications during these challenging times, and we look forward to our next event in the spring. Please…

October 29, 2020

Emergency Department Naloxone Implementation Guide Now Available

The Michigan OPEN/MEDIC team has made their Emergency Department Naloxone Implementation Guide available to download. This guide is designed to facilitate the creation and execution of naloxone distribution programs in emergency departments. Emergency departments are a key access point for health care and can help identify people who are at risk for opioid overdose. This…

October 21, 2020

Read Our Latest Newsletter

Michigan OPEN’s latest newsletter is now available to view. It features our continued work and research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights include our newest continuing education opportunities, fall medication Take Back Event information and locations, and our latest published research. Read the newsletter here. To subscribe to our newsletter, fill out the form below.

October 8, 2020

Michigan OPEN is Hiring Students

Michigan OPEN is currently recruiting interested college and university students to be Research Assistants. This opportunity offers students medical and public health experience in a clinical research sphere. Learn more and apply here.

September 22, 2020

Medication-Assisted Treatment Waiver Training to be Held on October 8

The Michigan OPEN/MEDIC team will host a virtual eight-hour PCSS MAT waiver training on Oct. 8 targeted to Emergency Medicine providers. The training is co-sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Opioid Collaborative. Trainers are Drs. Andy King, Brad Riley, Nick Rademacher and Aaron Dora-Laskey. Another waiver training will be offered…

September 14, 2020

Fall Take Back Event Set for October 24

The fall 2020 national Take Back Day has been set for Saturday, Oct. 24. This event offers communities a safe opportunity to dispose of any unused medications. This is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic which has seen a rise in opioid use disorder and opioid-related mortalities. If you are interested in bringing a Take…

August 27, 2020

View Our Summer Newsletter

Michigan OPEN’s summer newsletter is now available to read. Learn more about how we have been continuing to combat the opioid epidemic during this time here. To subscribe to our newsletter and stay up to date on everything Michigan OPEN is doing, please fill out the form below.

August 18, 2020

Opioid-Related Mortalities Increase During COVID-19 Pandemic

Read the articles below to see how COVID-19 has impacted the opioid epidemic. Reports of increases in opioid-related overdose during COVID pandemic As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, so does the nation’s opioid epidemic. Read more. Opioid overdoses in Michigan surge during the COVID-19 pandemic From April to June 2020, EMS responses for opioid overdose…