MDHHS Launches New Substance Use Vulnerability Index

When it comes to substance use there is no way to track those areas that may have a higher rate of drug use and/or deaths due to drug usage.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new tool that will help stakeholders target efforts to address substance use issues in their communities. 

The Michigan Substance Use Vulnerability Index (MI-SUVI) will take into consideration a communities access to resources, impact of nonfatal overdoses, and social determinants of health to create a county-level vulnerability score or index. The index shows particular areas more vulnerable to negative substance use outcomes.

MI-SUVI will help get the proper resources to those communities with the most need. The current most vulnerable counties include Clare, Wayne, Oscada, Schoolcraft, and Oceana.

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