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Opioid Settlements

About the Opioid Settlements

The state of Michigan is slated to receive nearly $800 million from the opioid settlements over the next 18 years. Fifty percent (50%) of the settlement amount will be distributed directly to county, city, and township governments. The remaining 50% will be distributed to the state government's specially designated fund, The Michigan Opioid Healing and Recovery Fund.
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Opioid Settlement Resources

There are resources available that can help you better understand opioids and the impacts they have had on Michigan communities. There are also a variety of no-cost technical assistance offerings to help counties and municipalities as they plan for investing settlement dollars. County governments may also request a no-cost technical assistance consultation.

 

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Michigan Opioid Healing and Recovery Fund

Approximately 50% of settlement funds will be placed into the Michigan Opioid Healing and Recovery Fund, which was created in 2022 by the state legislature. The Opioid Advisory Commission, also created in 2022 by the legislature and staffed by the legislative council, is charged with making recommendations on the fund's expenditures. Learn more about public funding opportunities.
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Data

Opioid Settlement Data

MDHHS is working to strengthen the capacity of communities to prevent drug overdoses by promoting the exchange of data. This data can be used to effectively implement and improve programs in communities throughout the state. The Michigan Overdose Data to Action (MODA) dashboard serves as an important resource in guiding state and local settlement planning. MDHHS will also monitor the implementation and evaluate the public health impact of settlement funded abatement activities to ensure these funds are effectively invested.  Explore the MODA dashboard

 

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Settlement News, Events, and Briefings

June 4, 2024

MDHHS approves eight PIHPs to expand substance use treatment with Recovery Incentives Pilot

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) approved eight pre-paid inpatient health plans (PIHPs) to participate in the Recovery Incentives Pilot. This pilot, supported by $6 million in opioid settlement funds over the next three years, will expand access to evidence-based treatment for Medicaid and Healthy Michigan Plan enrollees who are living with certain substance use disorders (SUDs).

June 3, 2024

New Funding Opportunity! - The Recovery Housing Investment Program (RHIP)

The Recovery Housing Investment Program (RHIP) grants funding to expand access to recovery housing for people with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and any co-occurring substance use disorder (SUD) or mental health condition(s). The awarded funds will be structured as forgivable loans (grants) to purchase or lease single family homes or small multifamily properties for use as recovery housing.

May 9, 2024

MDHHS uses $1.3 million opioid settlement dollars to expand hospital supports for substance-exposed babies and their families

As part of Michigan’s efforts to reduce drug-related overdose deaths and provide support for families impacted by substance use disorder (SUD), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is investing in supports for pregnant and parenting individuals and their families.

March 20, 2024

Transportation grants helping improve access to substance use treatment services for those in need

In the first four months of an effort by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to expand transportation services for substance use disorder treatment and recovery services, more than 4,100 rides have been provided to individuals in need. The ride program is designed to help reduce drug-related overdose deaths and decrease overdose racial disparities in the state.

February 29, 2024

Michigan addressing racial disparities in overdose deaths through harm reduction, other data-driven programs in upcoming year

As part of Michigan’s efforts to reduce drug-related overdose deaths and decrease overdose racial disparities, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is investing $10 million from opioid settlement funds in harm reduction programs in FY2024.

February 27, 2024

MDHHS contracts with Health Management Associates to provide jails technical assistance, medication grants for opioid use disorder programs

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has awarded a three-year contract to Health Management Associates (HMA) to serve as project administrator for a technical assistance program for up to 24 county jails seeking to implement or expand medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) programs. Participating counties will receive grants up to $25,000 to cover associated costs.

An informational session for this project will be held on March 11th at 3:00PM. To learn more and register, please click here.

January 30, 2024

MDHHS awards contract for training and technical assistance to support Recovery Incentives Pilot

To address the substance use crisis in Michigan, MDHHS is launching the Recovery Incentives Pilot to provide contingency management to eligible Medicaid and Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries. Contingency management is an evidence-based practice that provides motivational incentives to individuals living with substance use disorder for meeting treatment goals. Press release

December 12, 2023

MDHHS seeks bids for pilot to provide incentives to Medicaid enrollees who meet substance use disorder recovery goals

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is seeking bids from vendors to provide an incentive manager platform to support a Recovery Incentives Pilot project for Medicaid and Healthy Michigan Plan enrollees who are living with substance use disorders..

November 07, 2023

MDHHS awards $2.7 million to expand transportation services for substance use disorder treatment and recovery

As part of an effort to reduce overdose deaths in Michigan, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has awarded 17 grants totaling $2.7 million to help increase access to services for economically disadvantaged individuals seeking or engaging in treatment, harm reduction or recovery support services. These grants are being made available through Michigan’s opioid settlement funding.

October 26, 2023

State of Michigan is a leader in addressing opioid addiction

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has launched an opioid settlements website as part of its continued effort to provide up-to-date information about how opioid settlements funds are being invested to support programs and resources that benefit Michiganders, local communities and stakeholders. Michigan has been a leader in distributing opioid funds and ensuring the care, health and well-being of residents in need and has been recognized as a national leader in harm reduction with efforts highlighted by the National Governors Association. Michigan remains committed to 100% transparency of state dollars received

 

Upcoming Events:

July 10, 2024

Addressing Negative Health Outcomes from Opioid and Substance Use

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Description: This webinar will focus on evidence-based overdose prevention strategies including naloxone distribution and syringe service programs. Speakers will provide background information on these harm reduction interventions as well as current challenges the strategies face.

Presenters:

  • Gina Dahlem, PhD
  • Steve Alsum, BS

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For more information about this event, please contact Erin Cox at 313-355-2382 or erincox@wayne.edu.

Past Events:

June 12, 2024

TAC Webinar Series - Tech & Treatment for Perinatal Substance Use

Time: Noon - 1:30 PM

Description: This presentation will describe the advantages of technology for the prevention and treatment of substance use in the perinatal period, review examples and findings from existing programs, and facilitate discussion of how technology might address other needs in attendees’ communities.

Presenters:

  • Dr. Steven Ondersma
  • Dr. Amy Loree, HFHS

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For more information about this event, please contact Erin Cox at 313-355-2382 or erincox@wayne.edu.

April 16th, 2024

OPIOID SETTLEMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE LEARNING SERIES:
MOUD and Harm Reduction

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Description: Many people have negative reactions when they hear "methadone" or "needle exchange," but these are two of several science-backed ways to improve health and prevent deaths among people who use drugs. This presentation provides a broad overview of two kinds of interventions that science shows can help people who use drugs: medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), sch as methadone, and harm reduction, which includes services like needle and syringe programs. We will explain how these interventions work, show evidence of their effectiveness, and address common misconceptions about them.

Presenters:

  • Erin Fanning Madden, PhD, MPH
  • Mindy Vincent, LCSW, MPA

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For more information about this event, please contact Erin Cox at 313-355-2382 or erincox@wayne.edu.

March 6th, 2024

OPIOID SETTLEMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE LEARNING SERIES:
An Anti-Stigma Approach

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Description: Communities across Michigan are receiving funds from recent opioid settlements that should be used to support evidence-based programs for preventing or treating opioid-related harms. This monthly series of educational webinars is organized and hosted by the Opioid Settlement Technical Assistance Collaborative established by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. The goal of this series is to share information and assist county, city, and township officials who have received settlement funding and are involved and/or interested in learning more about evidence-based practices and strategies to help remediate opioid overdoses in their communities.

Presenters:

  • Dr. Cara Poland, Michigan State University
  • Gresha Eberly, Michigan State University

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For more information about this event, please contact Erin Cox at 313-355-2382 or erincox@wayne.edu

February 16th, 2024

VOICES OF LIVED EXPERIENCE:
Meaningful Engagement& Effective Uses of Opioid Settlement Funds

Time: 12:00-1:30 PM

Hosted By: The Michigan Association of Counties (MAC), Michigan Opioid Advisory Commission, Michigan Overdose Prevention Coalition, Michigan Association of Recovery Community Organizations (MARCO), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

Presenters:

  • Tara King, Opioid Advisory Commission
  • Patrick Patterson, Michigan Association of Recovery Community Organizations
  • Andrew Coleman, Michigan Overdose Prevention Coalition
  • Brandon Hool, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
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February 15th, 2024

OPIOID SETTLEMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE LEARNING SERIES:
Leveraging the Capacity of Peer Providers to Improve Substance Use Services

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Description: Professional peer providers, direct service providers with lived experience of addiction recovery, are uniquely positioned to address unmet service needs. Because of their lived experience and informal approach, peers can quickly build rapport with people in or seeking recovery and connect them with local resources. This session will focus on the value of peer providers in substance use services. Dr. Emily Pasman, a recovery support services researcher, will review the benefits of peer engagement, various peer-delivered service models, and characteristics of successful peer recovery support services. Attendees will also hear from Rob Kanous, a state-certified peer recovery coach, about practical methods for incorporating peers in existing health and social service settings. Time for questions and answers will be provided.

Presenters:

  • Dr. Emily Pasman, University of Michigan
  • Rob Kanous, CEI-CMH

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For more information about this event, please contact Erin Cox at 313-355-2382 or erincox@wayne.edu