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Evidence-Based SUD Prevention and Treatment in School Health Centers

Healthcare Industry

Health Centers

Organizations Involved

Cherry Health, Michigan Primary Care Association, 5 Kent County school clinics

Occupations Involved

Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Workforce Development Focus

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Workforce Issues Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Training current healthcare professionals in SDOH, implicit bias, or on other subjects that will help professionals provide more culturally-competent and/or patient-centered care


Cherry Health is working with the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) to integrate evidence-based SUD prevention and treatment practices for providers in 5 school-based health centers in Kent County. The program is intended to enhance the school health center providers' knowledge of and ability to treat substance use disorders (SUD), particularly for middle and high-school students.

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