Three dozen participate in SUD systems change initiative

The first convening of a three-part system’s change process took place November 7-8 at Eastern Michigan University. A part of the State Innovation Model project, the process was designed to better address substance use disorders through systems change.

More than three-dozen participants attended, including representatives from community mental health organizations, substance use disorder treatment providers, hospitals, public health agencies, housing organizations, law enforcement agencies, educational institutions, and other sectors.

Participants agreed to work collaboratively, developing an overarching goal for long-term work that would increase community well-being, reduce harm from substance use, and monitor progress.