Evidence-Based SUD Prevention and Treatment in School Health Centers
Cherry Health, Michigan Primary Care Association, 5 Kent County school clinics
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.