Responding to the Opioid Epidemic in Northern Michigan


Munson Healthcare continues to work for solutions to the current opioid epidemic in northern Michigan.

In 2018, Munson Healthcare received a three-year $1.5 million grant from the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration that has allowed the health system to expand opioid use disorder treatment. To date we have strengthened access to behavioral health treatment, recovery coaching, and care coordination.

Examples of efforts include:

  • Offering a full range of substance use disorder therapies
  • Peer-to-peer recovery coaching at Munson Medical Center
  • Implementation of care coordination and recovery coaching for pregnant women with opioid use disorder

This past summer, Munson Medical Center received a $400,000 grant from the Michigan Opioid Partnership that will allow the hospital’s Emergency Department to provide medication assisted therapy to patients with substance use disorder. It also allows patients to continue their treatment and maintenance care within a community collaboration.

Learn more about health system efforts on the opioid resources web page.