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 FY22 CDC Injury Center (NCIPC) overdose investments for the state of Michigan.
There were 106,699 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2021 (32.4 deaths per 100,000 standard population), a 16% increase from 2020. Approximately 75% of drug overdose deaths in 2021 involved at least one opioid; 66% of deaths involved synthetic opioids (e.g., illicitly manufactured fentanyls). Drug overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids increased 25%, deaths involving psychostimulants (e.g., methamphetamine) increased 37%, and deaths involving cocaine increased 26% from 2020 to 2021. Although deaths increased overall and in all drug categories except heroin, the increases from 2020 to 2021 were generally lower than those from 2019 to 2020, suggesting a slowing of the increase in overdose deaths.
In 2021 in Michigan there were:
overdose deaths per 100,000 people (age-adjusted)
Source: NVSS – Drug Overdose Deaths
Overdose Data to Action (OD2A)
Public Health and Public Safety
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Examples of How Michigan Is Working to Prevent Overdose
|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.
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.
- Strategic Priorities Overview
- Monitor, Analyze, and Communicate Trends
- Build State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Capacity
- Support Providers, Health Systems, Payors, and Employers
- Partner with Public Safety and Community Organizations
- Raise Public Awareness and Reduce Stigma
1 Spencer MR, Miniño AM, Warner M. Drug overdose deaths in the United States, 2001–2021. NCHS Data Brief, no 457. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2022. DOI: https://dx.doi. org/10.15620/cdc:122556
Michigan Suicide Prevention Investment Snapshot
Preventing suicide is a priority for the agency. This page provides an overview of the FY22 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 more than 48,000 deaths in 2021, which is about one death every 11 minutes. The number of people who think about or attempt suicide is even higher. In 2021, 12.3 million American adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.5 million planned a suicide attempt, and 1.7 million attempted suicide.
In 2021 in Michigan there were:
suicide deaths per 100,000 people (age-adjusted)
Source: Suicide Rates by State (cdc.gov)
Comprehensive 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. For additional information, please see CSP: Program Profiles.
Examples of How Michigan Is Working to Prevent Suicide
|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.
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 near real-time 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.
- Strengthen economic supports
- Create protective environments
- Improve access and delivery of suicide care
- Promote healthy connections
- Teach coping and problem-solving skills
- Identify and support people at risk
- Lessen harms and prevent future risk
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 FY22 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. Among U.S. adults surveyed between 2011-2020, 63.9% of adults had at least one ACE and 17.3% 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.
Swedo EA, Aslam MV, Dahlberg LL, Niolon PH, Simon TR, Guinn AS, Mercy JA. Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences Among U.S. Adults – Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, 2011-2020. MMWR.
In 2019 in Michigan*:
of U.S. adults reported experiencing at least one ACE
of U.S. adults reported experiencing four or more ACEs
*ACE statistics are reported by U.S. adults and include exposure to eight types of ACEs: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, witnessing intimate partner violence, household substance abuse, household mental illness, parental separation or divorce, and incarcerated household member. (Source: Swedo EA, Aslam MV, Dahlberg LL, Niolon PH, Simon TR, Guinn AS, Mercy JA. Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences Among U.S. Adults – Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, 2011-2020. MMWR.).
Preventing ACEs: Data to Action (PACE:D2A)
Beyond the ACEs appropriation, CDC supports several initiatives, research, and partnerships to build state and tribal surveillance infrastructure and enhance ACEs prevention and mitigation.
In Michigan, some of those other initiatives include:
Examples of How Michigan Is Working to Prevent ACEs
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 Adverse Childhood Experiences Prevention Resource for Action, which outlines six strategies that can prevent ACEs from happening in the first place as well as mitigate the harms of ACEs.
- Strengthening Economic Supports to Families
- Promoting Social Norms that Protect Against Violence and Adversity
- Ensuring a Strong Start for Children
- Teaching Skills
- Connecting Youth to Caring Adults and Activities
- Intervening to Lessen Immediate and Long-Term Harms