RFP – Tobacco 4000 Grant

“NMRE has available funding for a Tobacco 4000 grant, via EGRAMS.  This grant will run to 9/30/2021, with $4000 available total from the PIHP. The project should address the use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) and related consequences.

Allowable funding activities include:

  • Development of material regarding Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)
  • Purchase of ENDS product kits
  • ENDS town hall meetings and/or community presentations
  • ENDS education
  • Costs associated with printing and/or mailing ENDS materials
  • Work with partners to ensure comprehensive tobacco policy that includes ENDS / vapor products and aligns with the Youth Tobacco Act
  • Work with Adolescent Health Centers
    • Provide education to make sure that all forms of tobacco especially e-cigarettes are asked during intake
    • Provide training and education to update EMR to reflect all forms of tobacco
  • Conduct an ad campaign
  • Work with schools and school districts that need updated signage for their bonus comprehensive 24/7 tobacco free campus / school policy
    • Purchase updated signs that could be distributed to schools
  • Coalitions or providers can choose other tobacco/ENDS related activities as funding permits or as it fits into its current work plan with approval form the Department
For submission materials, see the attached zip file. Proposals are to be submitted to providersupport@nmre.org by July 16, 2021.”

Crawford County: CCSD Trained to Prevent Opiod Overdose Deaths

Narcan, the brand name for Naloxone, can either be administered with a nasal spray or with an injection.

NMRE and Up North Prevention Fund Training by Crawford Coalition for Sheriff’s Deputies in Use of Narcan

First Life Saved Weeks Later

The following article appeared in the February 7th edition of the Crawford County Avalanche and was written by Dan Sanderson. It details the December 18th training of the deputies in Narcan administration, as well as their subsequent first overdose death prevention on January 2nd of this year.

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NMRE First in the State to Launch Opioid Health Home

Northern Michigan Regional Entity: First in the State to Launch Opioid Health Home

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has chosen the Northern Michigan Regional Entity to launch Opioid Health Homes in its 21-county area

Prescription drug and opioid use has reached epidemic proportions in Michigan.

To make matters worse, a person with an opioid use disorder is at a greater risk of either having or developing a mental health disorder or a chronic health condition.

 

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Partnering with State of Michigan to Provide Cutting Edge Treatment to combat Opioid Epidemic

The Northern Michigan Regional Entity (Region 2 Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan) is partnering with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to provide cutting edge treatment for persons with Opioid Use Disorder in Michigan’s Northern Lower Peninsula. In a recently announced pilot program, Region 2 was named as the area identified by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services who would begin piloting an Opioid Health Home program in Michigan. The program is aimed at providing cutting edge recovery-oriented services to combat the rise of drug overdose deaths that has more than tripled since 1999. Please see the MDHHS proposed policy draft for more information.

MDHHS Proposed Policy Draft for Opioid Health Home: 1807-BHDDA-P