Recognizing Principles in Action, Promising Partnerships, and Community Innovations

The Opioid Advisory Commission (OAC) is partnering with the Michigan Association of Counties, Michigan Municipal League, and Michigan Townships Association, to spotlight local governments that are demonstrating promising practices, in alignment with national guidance. 
The Opioid Litigation Principles from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (coalition) provide guidance on the spending of opioid settlement funds, for all jurisdictions. The principles are nationally recognized and have been endorsed by 60 organizations from across the country.

The Principles

Principle 1. Spend the Money to Save Lives
Principle 2. Use Evidence to Guide the Spending
Principle 3. Invest in Youth Prevention
Principle 4. Focus on Racial Equity
Principle 5. Develop a Fair and Transparent Process for Deciding Where to Spend Funds

Nomination Process

Individuals can nominate their local government (jurisdiction) for recognition by the OAC, within quarterly and annual reports of the Commission—completion of this form allows for nomination of a jurisdiction.

Through nomination, the work of local governments may also be shared with the National Association of Counties (NACo.) Opioid Solutions Center for recognition on their website or within publications and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as nomination for Awards for Excellence in the Application of the Opioid Litigation Principles. 

Data collected from this survey will be housed with the OAC and shared with the Michigan Association of Counties, Michigan Townships Association, and Michigan Municipal League.

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