Michigan’s three largest public research universities will work together as part of a new technical assistance collaborative to offer local governments assistance in developing abatement strategies to address the ongoing opioid epidemic, which resulted in more than 3,000 deaths statewide in 2021.

Michigan communities received funding as part of the $1.45 billion total allocation by Johnson & Johnson and three major drug distributors.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services this month initially awarded $600,000 to Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University to establish a Technical Assistance Collaborative.

Learn more about the Collaborative