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Substance Use Disorders as a Public Health Issue is a Course

Substance Use Disorders as a Public Health Issue

Started Feb 9, 2017
1 credit

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Full course description

This is the second session in a three-part webcast series entitled Medication Assisted Treatment in Context, originating on August 24, 2016 at the Nimkee Memorial Wellness Center in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

This session will include an overview of substance use disorders, specifically focusing on opioid misuse, and will provide a discussion of the need to approach prevention and treatment from multiple perspectives.


This session is intended for public health and health care professionals such as physicians, nurses, behavioral health staff, and others, especially those serving tribal communities in Michigan.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe how addiction affects the brain (CHES Area of Responsibility 1.4.1, 1.4.2)
  • Recognize the current issue of substance use disorders within tribal communities, specifically in Michigan (1.4.1, 1.4.2)
  • Identify opportunities and resources for action around substance use disorders in Michigan (2.1.3, 6.1.2)
Continuing Education Credit

1.0 Nursing Contact Hours

1.0 CHES Category I CECH

Certificate of Completion

The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing contact hours for this training will expire on December 31, 2018.

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.


These activities are provided by the Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The Michigan PHTC is a part of the Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative and the Public Health Learning Network. This training is co-provided by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court, Nimkee Memorial Wellness Center, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Behavioral Health, McLaren Central Michigan, and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute.

This project is supported in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $884,366) and is supported ~80% with non-governmental funds. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.