Reducing Opioid

Use Disorders



The NMORC is a 32-member Consortium addressing the opioid epidemic in an 18 county region including Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Cheboygan, Clare, Crawford, Gladwin, Iosco, Kalkaska, Lake, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, and Wexford counties of rural northern Michigan.

NMORC consists of the healthcare facilities in the targeted 18 county region, including all hospitals, hospital affiliated clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Community Mental Health agencies, and Local Public Health agencies.

Addiction is a chronic re-occuring brain disease. We offer education in mental health, first aid training, syringe service programs, HIV and Hep C prevention and treatment activities.

Our Mission

To engage Northern Michigan in a coordinated response to reduce opioid use disorders.

Our Vision

Inspired, supportive and actionable community stakeholders for the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use disorders through effective and easily accessible programs and resources while maintaining a sustainable, integrated and efficient delivery system.


Stigma Reduction Activities

Messaging that addiction is a chronic re-occurring brain disease, mental health first aid training, integrating the NMSAS Speaker Series into community and healthcare events, securing funding for Recovery Month events, educating Chamber of Commerce (and other appropriate stakeholders) on the recovery community and recovery supportive local events, Fidelity Bonding Program training, and building Families Against Narcotics (FAN) chapters.

Naloxone Distribution and Expansion of Access

Applying for supplemental funding for distribution, community naloxone training, pharmacist training on the State of Michigan Naloxone Standing Order, provider education on co-prescribing to high risk patients, training on naloxone as part of the discharge process for high-risk patients, education to the local county jails, integration of naloxone and the EMS response to overdoses.

Harm Reduction Activities

Education on syringe service programs, education on increasing access to HIV and Hep C prevention and treatment activities.

Behavioral Health Integration

Training on evidence-based approaches to integrating behavioral health services into primary care, integration of group counseling activities into primary care, education on behavioral health and SUD/OUD billing/coding, documentation and workflows.

Formation of NMORC Provider Cohort

This cohort will be a vehicle for moving all provider focused trainings forward and will give providers peer support.

Provider Trainings

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), addiction science, Adverse Childhood Events, alternative therapies to pain management, Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS), DATA 2000 Waiver Trainings, evidence-based approaches to integrating medication-assisted treatment (MAT) into primary care, dental provider education and collaboration, and best practices in utilizing telehealth for MAT.

Workforce Education

Technical assistance with National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Michigan State Loan Repayment Program (MSLRP) and 3RNet.

Building Recovery Capital

Development of county-by-county recovery support resource, promote, develop recovery community organizations, increase number of peer recovery coaches by providing trainings, increase capacity of peer recovery coaches by providing leadership training, increase integration of peer recovery coaches into the healthcare setting by providing community health worker training, increase number of peer recovery coaches who identify as EMS, Fire or Law Enforcement, increase number of peer recovery coaches in governance positions at NMORC healthcare facilities, and develop recovery network at Mid Michigan College.

Member Organizations