SAFE in NM/Health Department of Nortwest Michigan received $65,000 for a new grant opportunity to prevent Opioid Abuse in Northern Michigan

$65,000 check from the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Health Endowment Fund

 

SAFE/HDNW representatives Susan Pulaski and Nichole Flickema were presented with a $65,000 check from the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Health Endowment Fund for a new grant opportunity to prevent opioid abuse in northern Michigan. Thank you BCBS!
Pictured L-R: Eric Keller, US Senator Gary Peters’ office;
Suzanne Miller Allen, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Cory Hebner, Michigan State Police; Nichole Flickema & Susan Pulaski, Health Department of Northwest Michigan; State Representative Triston Cole; and State Senator Wayne Schmidt.

 

  • Fact:  Michigan had 2,335 overdose deaths in 2016. 1,689 were opioid-related, up from 1,275 opioid-related deaths in 2015.
  • Fact:  MAPS Data indicates 690,782 Controlled Substance Prescriptions were dispensed in MI equaling 47,943,624 units prescribed in 2016.
  • Fact:  On 4/29/17, National drug Take Back Day, Michiganians gave back 20,370 pounds of unused prescription pills, according to the U.S. DEA.
  • Fact:  There are over 23.5 million people in long-term recovery in the U.S. from a substance use disorder. People do recover and get well.
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