Opioid Settlement Technical Assistance Collaborative Information & Learning Series – Register for the December 7 webinar

Posted on November 20, 2023 by Herasanna Richards

From The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) on the Collaborative Information & Learning Series:

Dear Officials & Administrators,

Michigan communities, in January of this year, began to receive funding as part of the $1.45 billion total allocation to address the national opioid overdose crisis, which resulted in more than 3,000 deaths across Michigan in 2021.

In an effort to offer county, city and local governments assistance in utilizing the funds to develop abatement strategies, the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) was launched in April.  The TAC is a partnership between the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Michigan State University’s Addiction Consortium on Research and Education Network (ACORN), University of Michigan’s Opioid Research Institute (U-M), and Wayne State University (WSU).

Together, teams across the three universities are working to provide resources such as community needs assessments, analysis with evidence-based recommendations, program implementation support, and evaluation strategies.  The TAC is also actively identifying priority communities to immediately address the most critical populations across Michigan.

Additionally, the TAC has hosted four community learning series covering a variety of topics such as:

  • Ways to conduct needs assessments
  • Overview of opioid settlement agreements
  • Being compliant with Exhibit E (allowable uses of the funds)
  • Treating opioid use disorder in jails

These online webinars are informal and allow attendees to ask questions while our experts present on a specific topic related to evidence-based or promising programs and strategies.

Our next online TAC learning series will be held:

Thursday, December 7, 2023
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Expert:  Stella Resko, PhD, Wayne State University
Topic: Evaluation Strategies for Projects Funded by Michigan’s Opioid Settlements
RSVP:  Registration Link
Event Info

Please feel free to share and forward with those who may be interested in attending.

We continue to work closely with our partners at MDHHS, MSU and WSU to develop and implement strategies to better serve our communities across Michigan, and would encourage you to engage with the TAC.  For additional information on the TAC and resources, please click on the state’s website, Opioid Settlement Resources.

The Michigan Association of Counties Settlement Resource Center also provides useful settlement information, a resource library, and technical assistance to county governments who are planning settlement investments.

To sign up for updates, provide feedback or to inquire about connecting with our faculty experts, please email at [email protected].

On behalf of the TAC, we appreciate your time and consideration.


Amy Bohnert, PhD, MHS
Co-Director, Opioid Research Institute
University of Michigan

Chad Brummett, MD
Co-Director, Opioid Research Institute
University of Michigan

Herasanna Richards is a legislative associate handling energy, environment, public safety, and technology for the League. She can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0309.

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