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Michigan's Crisis Response

Michigan capitol

Governor Whitmer has called the opioid epidemic “the greatest health crisis of our lifetimes” and set a goal to cut opioid overdose deaths by half in the next five years. Learn more about the state’s all-hands-on-deck response.

Michigan Opioids Task Force

Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2019-18 in August 2019 to create the Michigan Opioids Task Force, bringing together departments from across state government to fight the opioid crisis. The Task Force is catalyzing action to prevent opioid misuse, increase access to treatment, and reduce the harm caused by substance use.

2020 Annual Report

Meeting Announcements and Minutes

Michigan Opioids Task Force Members and Contact Information

Racial Equity

Racial disparities have become more pronounced in the negative health outcomes related to substance use nationally and in Michigan. Equity is a pillar of Michigan’s opioid strategy, which aims to address these disparities. Furthermore, racial equity guides the work in all other pillars in the opioid strategy.
Learn more about racial equity in Michigan's crisis response

MDHHS Opioid Annual Reports

2023 MDHHS Opioid Response Framework - The MDHHS Opioid Response Framework outlines the key focus areas of the Department in addressing the opioid crisis. The strategy Framework is driven by the Michigan Opioids Task Force Opioids Strategy and includes core efforts that are currently in place and those that the Department aims to implement.

2022 MDHHS Opioids Strategy

Fighting the opioid epidemic is a critical priority for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).  MDHHS is focused on fighting the opioid epidemic by promoting prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Opioids Strategy

State Opioid Response Grants

Michigan’s opioid crisis response focuses on prevention, treatment, and harm reduction. A summary of specific programs supported is available here.

Many programs are implemented by region through the Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans, regional organizations that manage behavioral health treatment in Medicaid.

Treatment providers, hospitals, community organizations, law enforcement agencies and others interested in participating in programs to address the opioids crisis are encouraged to contact the regional PIHP using the contact information below. Inquiries about statewide strategy can be directed to MDHHS-OpioidsTaskForce@michigan.gov.

Contact Info