Oct 13, 2021
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
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
The MEDIC team has assembled 6800 naloxone kits to date and shipped 4337 kits to 21 emergency departments throughout Michigan.
Aug 23, 2021
The Summer: 2021 edition is now available to view online. Click the button to access.
Aug 19, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
Check out our latest newsletter! Spring 2021 edition is available to view online.