To help raise awareness about emergency department (ED) medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), MHA will be hosting a Twitter chat from noon to 1 p.m. on April 4. During the event, the MHA will post questions from @MIHospitalAssocwith commentary from the Keystone MHA Centerthe Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan (CFSEM) and other members of the Michigan Opioid Partnership. MHA member hospitals and community organizations are encouraged to share their current initiatives and successes using the hashtags #MHAHealthChat, #MOUD and #MAT.
The event follows the announcement of an ED MOUD initiative and funding opportunity for Michigan hospitals launched by CFSEM in partnership with the MHA Keystone Center, the Michigan Opioid Partnership and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The initiative aims to increase access to evidence-based medication for opioid use disorder and support the transition to long-term, office-based treatment after discharge. Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis until April 22. For the most up-to-date information, application instructions, and grant guidelines, visit the CFSEM website or contact the MHA Keystone Center for more information.
Those with Twitter accounts are encouraged to participate in the chat to maximize the spread of information around ED MOUD, as many of these programs help break down stigma and increase access to effective treatment for opioid use disorders. Interested persons can confirm their participation in the chat by contacting Lucy Ciaramitaro at MHA.