Taking Action on Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse in Michigan

Prescription drug and opioid abuse is an increasing concern on a local and national level. Concerned citizens and organizations in Michigan are forming coalitions to address these issues. With a focus on these community coalitions, we hope to improve community health on a larger scale. 

The following organizations will award up to seven grants to eligible community coalitions: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, BCBSM Social Mission department, Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Superior Health Foundation.

Coalitions with documented plans to reduce opioid and prescription drug abuse can apply for a one-time grant. The highest grant award is $75,000. However, not all coalitions are eligible. Please read the Program Information (PDF) below to see if your community coalition meets the requirements. 

The grants will help coalitions to create effective and sustainable, evidence-based projects. We’ll consider projects that focus on education, law enforcement and clinical interventions. We hope that grantees will share their results with the surrounding communities to have an even larger impact. 

Together, we hope our work will end the epidemic in Michigan.

A brief letter of interest and two application forms are due by midnight on June 28, 2017. For more details about the program, please see the forms below.