BAY MILLS INDIAN COMMUNITY
ELLEN MARSHALL-HEALTH CENTER
Tribal Opioid Response: Uniting together to address the opioid crisis in our community
The Bay Mills Indian Community (BMIC), a federally recognized tribal government, in collaboration with the Bay Mills Health Center (BMHC) is dedicated to the development and implementation of integrated services and support systems to reduce the impact of substance use disorders across the tribal community.
The Bay Mills Health Center strives to overcome indifferences within our collaborative efforts by uniting its internal agencies to focus on the vast raise of substance use disorders and mental health concerns. The BMHC has determined that mental health and substance use disorders adversely and permanently affects the physical, mental, social, spiritual and economic well-being of the BMIC members as well as others who reside and/or work within the community.
The Tribal Opioid Response Project Director will coordinate with key leadership from each socioeconomic department necessary to prioritize the design, delivery, accessibility, acceptability and effectiveness of prevention and treatment option for the consumers identified. This comprehensive strategic plan will address the significant risks of opioid use disorders by building collaborative partnerships, evaluating and monitoring current conditions, and providing culturally appropriate prevention and education to our surrounding community members.
The BMIC has committed its efforts to promoting prevention and education within the clinical and social economic environments by the creation of Resolution No. 18-6-11-B to support the partnerships and collaborations to assist in the tribal opioid response.
With growing rates of substance use disorders, specifically opioid use disorders, BMHC has reached expanded limits in outpatient programs and services delivered. In order to provide quality care to the identified population, BMHC is seeking funding from the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Tribal Opioid Response Grant.