RESOURCES

For Providers

Recruitment and Retention

  • Michigan Center for Rural Health has technical assistance and information available on the loan repayment opportunities.
    • Email MCRH Workforce Development Manager Rachel Ruddock at kulasara@msu.edu for more information.
  • The National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network (3RNet) hosts a job opportunity registry with a focus on providers in rural and underserved areas. They also host the annual 3RNet Academy, a six-part webinar series focusing on issues often faced by rural providers such as retention and burnout.
    • This year’s academy will begin on October 6th and will be provided free of charge for Michigan’s rural providers. Visit their Michigan page to register.

Education

  • The MI CARES (Collaborative Addiction Resources & Education System) program allows physicians to become certified in Addiction Medicine without completing an Accredited Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) fellowship program in Addiction Medicine.
  • Saginaw Valley State University Project ECHO is Michigan-based ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) model program, which provides specialist SUD/OUD education and consultation to rural primary care providers. They host biweekly presentations on both an educational topic and a member-provider case. Registration and attendance are free. CMEs/CEUs are available.

  • University of Michigan Online has begun offering the course Impacting the Opioid Crisis: Prevention, Education, and Practice for Non-Prescribing Providers. CMEs/CEUs are available for completion of the course.

  • The CME Outfitters Opioid Education Hub lists several free webinars and educational activities with CMEs/CEUs available. All are asynchronous and can be completed at any time prior to each activity’s credit expiration.

  • The Provider Clinical Support System (PCSS) lists training courses for a variety of healthcare fields including SUD/OUD treatment. The registry can be filtered for educational activities and courses which offer CMEs/CEUs. Many can be completed at any time.

  • The Great Lakes ATTC (Addiction Technology Transfer) and the wider ATTC network provide a calendar of upcoming training webinars and programs on several subjects. Many offer CMEs/CEUs. 

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Providers

For Providers Not Yet Providing MAT

If you believe a patient would benefit from MAT but are not yet providing at your practice, there are both telemedicine and in-person MAT options for referral.

  • Workit Health provides entirely remote MAT through a HIPAA-compliant app. The former requirement for the first visit to be in-person has been waived, so patients can start immediately from their own home.
  • SAMHSA’s Buprenorphine Practitioner Locator can provide options for in-person MAT based on the patient’s city or zip code.

For Providers Interested in Beginning MAT or Currently Providing MAT

If you are thinking about introducing MAT into your practice or would like MAT consultation, there are many organizations and experienced MAT providers willing to provide guidance.

  • Michigan Medicine’s Michigan Opioid Collaborative (MOC) provides free same-day consultation to providers offering Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for patients with Opioid Use Disorders (OUDs). Visit their website for information on how to enroll in the program.
  • Dr. Rob McMorrow at MidMichigan Community Health Services’s Substance Use Disorder and Addiction Program welcomes prospective MAT providers to contact him at rob.mcmorrow@midmichiganhs.org for mentoring and consultation.
  • For additional information and options for mentorship, contact NMORC’s Medical Director Dr. David McGreaham at dsmcgreaham@gmail.com.

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