Community Interventions to Reform Prescribing and Prevent Opioid Abuse in Detroit and Wayne County


The Detroit Opioid Prevention Collaborative is a partnership of the University of Michigan, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority and the Altarum Institute, working through the Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative with various community and grassroots organizations, law enforcement and pharmacies to reduce the consequences of unsafe opioid prescribing practices. Providers will be trained to increase early identification of opioid misuse and abuse by improving risk screening and motivational interviewing in the office setting, and to apply conscientious prescribing habits, while promoting an increase in access to naloxone and substance abuse treatment services. Eligible clinicians will earn performance improvement Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credits by successfully completing two linked Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles of data guided quality improvement.

Status: Ongoing
Funding: MDHHS Office of the Secretary