Michigan Priority Topic Investments

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Michigan Overdose Investment Snapshot

Combatting the current overdose crisis is a priority for the agency. This page provides an overview of the FY21 CDC Injury Center (NCIPC) overdose investments for the state of Michigan.

There were 91,799 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2020 (28.3 deaths per 100,000 standard population), a stark 30% increase from 2019. Approximately 75% of drug overdose deaths in 2020 involved an opioid, with synthetic opioids (e.g., illicitly manufactured fentanyls) accounting for more than 80% of all opioid-involved deaths. Drug overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids increased by 55% and deaths involving psychostimulants (e.g., methamphetamine) increased by 47% from 2019 to 2020. Drug overdose deaths involving cocaine also increased by 22%.

In 2020 in Michigan there were:


overdose deaths


overdose deaths per 100,000 people (age-adjusted)

Source: NVSS – Drug Overdose Deaths

Overdose Funding At A Glance
Overdose Funding At A Glance


FY21 Michigan Total Overdose Prevention Funding

FY21 Awards

Overdose Data to Action (OD2A)

  • Michigan State Award: $6,278,387

Public Health and Public Safety

  • Overdose Response Strategy: $74,500*
  • The Class Agency (Detroit) Community Innovation Award: $146,650


  • Wayne State University: $362,500

*average award amount

Examples of How Michigan Is Working to Prevent Overdose

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Post-overdose response teams

Michigan organizes Comeback Quick Response Teams. These interdisciplinary outreach teams, made up of a police officer, a peer recovery coach, and a family recovery coach, perform wellness checks after an overdose to provide naloxone kits and linkage-to-care resources.

Harm reduction

Michigan developed best practices toolkits and implementation strategies to reduce the harms of active drug use and expand harm reduction programs to non-traditional settings such as emergency departments. The toolkits are disseminated to emergency clinicians to promote post-overdose care and safer opioid prescribing practices.

CDC Overdose Prevention Strategies

CDC’s Injury Center plays a critical role in addressing the drug overdose epidemic by driving progress in the five strategic priorities that guide CDC’s response framework for preventing overdoses.

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Michigan Suicide Prevention Investment Snapshot

Preventing suicide is a priority for the agency. This page provides an overview of the FY21 CDC Injury Center (NCIPC) suicide prevention investments for the state of Michigan.

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. It was responsible for almost 46,000 deaths in 2020, which is about one death every 11 minutes. The number of people who think about or attempt suicide is even higher. In 2020, 12.2 million American adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.2 million planned a suicide attempt, and 1.2 million attempted suicide.

In 2020 in Michigan there were:


suicide deaths


suicide deaths per 100,000 people (age-adjusted)

Suicide Prevention Funding At A Glance
Suicide Funding At A Glance


FY21 Michigan Total Suicide Prevention Funding



FY21 Awards

Comprehensive Suicide Prevention

  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: $870,000
Michigan's Priorities
Suicide Prevention

Michigan is preventing suicide with CDC Injury Center (NCIPC) funding by:

  • Strengthening access and delivery of suicide care
  • Creating protective environments
  • Identifying and supporting people at risk
  • Lessening harms and preventing future risk

Some groups have higher rates of suicide than others. To address disparities, Michigan is focusing on:

  • Men 25 years of age and older

This snapshot reflects suicide prevention priorities and activities under Year 1 funding of the Comprehensive Suicide Prevention (CSP) Program. This information is subject to change, as the CSP state recipients are now in Year 2 funding.

Examples of How Michigan Is Working to Prevent Suicide

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Mental health and suicide prevention for men

Men 25 years of age and older have been identified as a group that is at a disproportionate risk for suicide. Through the Preventing Suicide in Michigan Men program, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services plans to support the statewide use of Man Therapy, an innovative mental health intervention that helps men address issues like depression, divorce, and anxiety.

Telemental health

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services plans to support the development and roll-out of a telemental health toolkit that would allow providers throughout the state to provide quality suicide care on virtual platforms and would improve patient access to and use of such services.

CDC Suicide Prevention Strategies

Suicide is preventable and there is no single cause, so prevention requires addressing the multiple factors linked to suicide at the individual, relationship, community, and societal levels. As such, CDC is leading a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention. Such an approach aims to prevent people from becoming suicidal in the first place and support people at increased risk. CDC uses data to track and monitor suicide trends, research possible risks and what works to prevent them, and help communities put proven suicide prevention strategies into place.

CDC’s Suicide Prevention Resource for Action outlines seven strategies that are based on the best available evidence to help communities and states focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to prevent suicide.

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    Strengthen economic supports
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    Create protective environments
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    Improve access and delivery of suicide care
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    Promote healthy connections
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    Teach coping and problem-solving skills
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    Identify and support people at risk
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    Lessen harms and prevent future risk
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    Near Real-Time Surveillance
    Improving surveillance – collecting better and more timely data is also an important strategy to better understand, monitor, and prevent suicide and suicidal behavior. Expanding surveillance of nonfatal suicide-related outcomes (e.g., suicide attempts, suicide ideation) can help improve timeliness of data, identify spikes, and inform prevention and response.

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Michigan ACEs Investment Snapshot

Preventing, identifying, and responding to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is a priority for the agency. This page provides an overview of the FY21 CDC Injury Center (NCIPC) ACEs investments for the state of Michigan.

ACEs are preventable, potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years) such as neglect, experiencing or witnessing violence, or having a family member attempt or die by suicide. Across 25 states surveyed in 2019, 61% of adults had at least one ACE and 16% had 4 or more types of ACEs. Preventing ACEs could reduce a large number of health conditions, including up to 21 million cases of depression, 1.9 million cases of heart disease, and 2.5 million cases of overweight/obesity.

Between 2018-2019 in Michigan:


of the population reported experiencing one or more ACEs*

*ACEs statistics are reported by parents and include all reports of ACEs except for child abuse and physical neglect (Source: National Survey on Children’s Health).

ACEs Funding At A Glance
ACEs Funding At A Glance


Total ACEs Funding Appropriated within Michigan for FY21 Activities



FY21 Awards

Preventing ACEs: Data to Action (PACE:D2A)

  • Michigan Public Health Institute: $500,000

Examples of How Michigan Is Working to Prevent ACEs

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Surveillance activities

The Michigan Public Health Institute is adding questions about experiencing ACEs to the Michigan Youth Risk Behavior Survey to provide representative state-wide estimates of ACEs for Michigan public high school students. The Michigan Public Health Institute is also using data from Kids Count and the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey to better understand risk and protective factors across the social ecological model for ACEs in Michigan.

Prevention strategies and approaches

The Michigan Public Health Institute is promoting social norms that protect against violence and adversity through a public education campaign to raise community awareness of ACEs and how to prevent them and ensuring a strong start for children through early childhood home visitation by integrating ACE prevention into the Michigan Home Visiting Initiative’s care plan.

CDC ACEs Prevention and Mitigation Strategies

ACEs and their associated harms are preventable. Creating and sustaining safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children and families can prevent ACEs and help all children reach their full health and life potential. CDC has produced a suite of technical packages to help states and communities take advantage of the best available evidence to prevent violence, including the many types of violence and social, economic, and other exposures in the home and community that adversely affect children.

From this suite of technical packages, CDC developed Preventing ACEs: Leveraging the Best Available Evidence, which outlines six strategies that can prevent ACEs from happening in the first place as well as mitigate the harms of ACEs.

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