Our Partners

The Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan OPEN) was founded in 2016 in an effort to develop a preventative approach to the opioid epidemic in the state of Michigan by tailoring postoperative and acute care opioid prescribing.  OPEN is supported buy the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) Value Partnerships, and the institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) at the University of Michigan.

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The mission of the Opioid Research Institute is to reduce the overdose deaths and other morbidities through collaborative, innovative, and interdisciplinary opioid research that spans the translational spectrum. The Institute strives to make a statewide and national impact with a health equity lens by catalyzing and expanding high-impact research, evidence-based and promising programs, and partnerships to reduce opioid use, increase treatment access and options, and prevent opioid-related harms. 

This transdisciplinary institute brings together U-M experts and community partners to catalyze and expand high-impact research, programs and partnerships that address opioid use, treatment, and prevention of developing opioid use disorders (OUD). 

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The Michigan Emergency Department Improvement Collaborative (MEDIC) is dedicated to improving the quality of emergency department (ED) care across the state of Michigan.  Launched in 2015, MEDIC is an integrated adult and pediatric, emergency medicine-led Collaborative Quality Initiative (CQI) supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network.

The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center is one of nine CDC-funded injury Control Research Centers nationally that addresses urgent injury issues with research, education, and outreach.  The Center benefits from the vast educational, research, outreach, and policy resources of the University of Michigan to address the burden of injury in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region. 

MC3 is a University of Michigan Depression Center program that provides psychiatry support to primary care providers in Michigan who are managing patients with behavioral health problems.  MC3’s support is extended to children, adolescents, young adults through age 26, women who are contemplating pregnancy, are pregnant or postpartum with children up to a year.  

MICARES is a program developed by Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and Spectrum Health to address the need for  Addiction Medicine specialists in the state of Michigan.