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Latest - Jun 20, 2022

3,300 Naloxone Rescue Kits Distributed

From March 2020 – May 2022, the our partnership with MEDIC has distributed 3,300 naloxone rescue kits to patients in 22 emergency departments across the state of Michigan. The ‘Rescue Kits’ include gloves, a CPR face-shield, a naloxone education brochure, a county-specific pharmacy information card, and two doses of Narcan. The Naloxone Rescue Kits are […]
Oct 13, 2021

Transitions of Care Pilot Poster Presentation

We are excited to tune this Thursday, October 14, as two of our teammates present their poster on a Transitions of Care project. The project is comprehensive transitions of care pathway for patients undergoing surgery can help mitigate the financial and human cost of uncoordinated care with respect to opioid pain management. This poster was […]
Sep 8, 2021

Opioid lawsuit payout plans overlook a vital need – The Conversation

Check out this article from one of our Principal Investigators, Dr. Mark Bicket, MD, PhD. Published on the digital journal The Conversation’s website, it focuses on addressing resource gaps for patients with acute and chronic pain. Opioid lawsuit payout plans overlook a vital need: Pain management care and research focused on smarter use of addictive drugs.
Aug 26, 2021

6800 Naloxone Kits Assembled to Date

The MEDIC team has assembled 6800 naloxone kits to date and shipped 4337 kits to 21 emergency departments throughout Michigan.
Aug 23, 2021

A Summer of Stigma, Non-Opioid Pain Management and more! Read our summer newsletter now.

The Summer: 2021 edition is now available to view online. Click the button to access.
Aug 19, 2021

Summer of Stigma Series

This summer, Michigan OPEN partnered with Shatterproof to address stigma surrounding addiction. For the ‘Summer of Stigma’ series, both teams planned three events, focused on raising awareness and providing solutions to ending the impacts of stigma those with substance-use disorder. The first event was held on June 10: the Stigma of Addiction Summit. This half-day, virtual, action-oriented […]
Aug 11, 2021

Collective Healing Through Art: Call for Artists

In partnership with Vital Strategies and DOWNRIVER COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services is hosting the Collective Healing through Art: 2021 Overdose Awareness Day Exhibition to broaden awareness of the drug overdose crisis. The Overdose Awareness Day Exhibition will feature art from individuals impacted by the drug overdose crisis and will run from Aug. 31 […]
Aug 5, 2021

‘Just Five’ minutes, to learn about addiction

Addiction is an urgent public health crisis. The shame, stigma, and misinformation surrounding this illness are directly fueling the problem. Take just five minutes to learn about addiction.
Aug 3, 2021

Talking Stigma and Treatment Barriers with Shatterproof

Stigma is a big driver of our modern addiction crisis, and it has several faces. “Most people know about public stigma, which is defined as society’s negative attitudes towards a group of people. But less well-known is the concept of structural stigma. This refers to the role stigma plays in a person’s ability to seek […]
Jun 24, 2021

After years of improvement, opioid overdose deaths increase during the pandemic – Detroit WXYZ-TV

Dr. Chad Brummett, one of our co-directors, recently spoke to Detroit’s WXYZ-TV Station, Channel 7 News about the opioid crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic. “The rise in deaths is blamed on isolation, economic uncertainty, and a pause in easy access to health care. The pandemic hurt many aspects of normal life. And it also brought […]
Jun 11, 2021

Join us for a FREE fireside chat on July 8 to discuss “Stigma, Maternal Health & the Opioid Crisis”.

Stigma is the missing piece in our nation’s response to the addiction crisis. Join us and Shatterproof on July 8th at 12pm EDT for a FREE one-hour fireside chat on “Stigma, Maternal Health, and the Opioid Crisis” to learn more about this important topic and hear from experts as well those with lived experiences. Featuring: Dr. […]
Jun 11, 2021

Many surgery patients get opioid prescriptions, but many don’t need to, study suggests.

“Surgeons can ease their patients’ pain from common operations without prescribing opioids, and avoid the possibility of starting someone on a path to long-term use, a pair of new studies suggests.” Check out this latest article from the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, featuring new papers from some of our Co-Directors, and sharing our new […]
Jun 10, 2021

Spring 2021 Newsletter: Read it today!

Check out our latest newsletter! Spring 2021 edition is available to view online.
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