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About the

Michigan Safer Opioid Prescribing Toolkit

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Development

In 2018, the UM Injury Prevention Center and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services worked together to develop a safer prescribing toolkit. A needs assessment was conducted to understand what topics were necessary for inclusion and would be most relevant to practicing clinicians. Based on the topic areas identified, the UM Injury Prevention Center conducted a comprehensive review of all safer opioid prescribing toolkits currently available. In addition, the Center conducted a comprehensive literature review to understand what resources required updating. Based on these reviews and the needs assessment, specific content was developed or included for the current safer opioid prescribing toolkit. Feedback was sought from experts in the field and practicing primary care providers to ensure usability, applicability, and relevance for a practicing clinician.

 

Audience

This toolkit has been specifically designed to provide Michigan primary care providers and their patients and/or families with the most up-to-date resources, guidelines, and strategies for managing acute and chronic pain. The information in this toolkit has broad applicability and can be used by all Michigan, and non-Michigan, clinicians including Surgeons, Dentists, and Sub-Specialty providers.

 

How should this toolkit be used?

If you are a healthcare provider, please select a topic of interest to you on the main toolkit homepage. When you arrive on that topic page, click on the provider-facing resources to expand the list of resources and review all available information on that topic.

If you are looking for patient-facing information and handouts on the same topic, please click on the opposite side of the toolkit’s topic page to expand the list of patient-facing resources.

 

Funding Disclosures

Research reported herein was supported by a grant to the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Award Number R49-CE-002099.  The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

This work was supported in part by Grant Number, CE16-1606 funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Contributors

On behalf of the U-M IPC and MDHHS, we would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for contributing to and reviewing this work.

Andrew Hashikawa, MD

Suzanne Kapica, MA, LPC, CAADC

Desiree McLain, MPH, MS

Michigan Opioid Collaborative

Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network

Vijay Singh, MD, MPH, MS

Courtney Denise Townsel, MD

Monica G. Walker, MSA, RN, NE-BC