Michigan State University (MSU) Extension is collaborating with the MSU College of Human Medicine Family Medicine (MSU-CHM) and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan (HDNW) to create and deliver evidence-based trainings on opioid misuse prevention, treatment, and recovery that reaches 1,000 rural community members in 25 trainings and 150 health professionals in an additional 10 trainings to improve awareness and knowledge of OUD issues.
This project develops standardized state-of-the-art trainings plus print and online technical assistance materials addressing the epidemics of opioid use disorders (OUD) in rural MI. The approach is educational and includes training to increase awareness of community OUD issues, addiction and misuse symptoms, OUD treatment options, and recovery support.
Dr. Cheryl Eschbach (PI) from MSU Extension; Drs. Bengt Arnetz, Judy Arnetz, Andrea Wendling and Courtney Goetz, Research Assistant from the Department of Family Medicine.