Our Initiatives

Stigma and Harm Reduction

While our formal initiatives focus on training, supporting, and connecting with providers to expand access to addiction treatment, we simultaneously prioritize reducing stigma and increasing the utilization of harm reduction approaches.

MOC collaborates with providers, clinics, and community groups throughout Michigan to address patient impact and the stigma associated with substance use disorders. 

Hepatitis C Treatment

MOC offers comprehensive education and case consultation on Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).  We can support primary care and community providers with diagnosis, treatment planning, and medication management of people living with HCV.  

We tailor supportive services to each providers’ needs. Providers can sign a brief consulting agreement to submit cases for review with our lead HCV physician. MOC also hosts biweekly HCV case conferences on Fridays 9-10AM that are targeted toward providers new to HCV treatment. to learn more about our HCV services, contact Project Coordinator, Audrey Jackson at ahazelba@med.umich.edu

GREAT MOMs

Pregnant patients with OUD no longer need to go to multiple offices for their care. The GREAT MOMs (Grand Rapids Encompassing Addiction Treatment and Medical Obstetric Management) Model of Care offers pregnant people comprehensive and compassionate care for opioid addiction through outpatient buprenorphine treatment in conjunction with the prenatal care you are providing. MOC offers consultations and support around diagnosis, treatment planning, and medication management for pregnant/perinatal patients with substance use disorder.  Contact us for more information at moc-administration@umich.edu

Polysubstance Use and Treatment of Chronic Pain

Due to the prevalence of comorbid substance use disorders among patients with opioid use disorder, MOC began hosting recurring discussions that are focused on polysubstance use for patients receiving buprenorphine treatment. The facilitators, typically an MOC physician and a Behavioral Health Consultant encourage the audience to submit questions or case examples with their registration and bring their perspectives to these interactive webinars. 

Co-occurring opioid use disorder and chronic pain can be challenging disorders to manage and treat. To assist in increasing provider education, MOC hosts webinars specifically related to chronic pain and has developed a resource guide of documents that our team of providers have found valuable. Please reach out to us with any questions related to the treatment of chronic pain!