Michigan Overdose

Data to Action 

What is MODA?

Prevention Network has recently been selected to partner with MDHHS Injury & Violence Prevention Section to support the Michigan Overdose Data to Action (MODA) project. MODA is a project supported by the CDC, with funding to Michigan, to assess, surveil, and build the capacity of current opioid prevention work being done throughout the state. There are two funding opportunities being provided through MODA: MDHHS released an RFP to fund Overdose Quick Response Teams in regions across the state. Prevention Network is available to help support agencies to navigate the application process and the applications are due in mid-May. Another funding opportunity is through Prevention Network who will award mini-grants to local groups monthly in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $40,000. The mini-grant process is being developed and will be awarded monthly. Prevention Network intends to support any organization doing overdose prevention related work in the state of Michigan. 

Assessments will be conducted from May 18th-June 5th!

(Will be available soon!)

Our Staff

Program Coordinator

Hawra Ahmad 



Nadia Ashtari 


Hawra received her bachelors of science in 2020 from Central Michigan University with a major in Public Health and minor in Substance Use Prevention. She started her journey at Prevention Network as the 2020 spring intern for the Michigan Higher Education Network (MIHEN). She was then hired in 2020 to coordinate the Michigan Overdose Data to Action (MODA), a partnership with the CDC and state of Michigan to assess, surveil, and build the capacity of current opioid prevention work being done. Outside of work Hawra is an advocate for public health and enjoys spending time with her loved ones and her pug.

Nadia Ashtari recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in Public Health and Minor in Substance Use Disorders. She worked as an intern with Prevention Network under the supervision of Mike Tobias of the Michigan Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking (MCRUD). After completing the internship Nadia was hired at Prevention Network as the Assistant/Contractor for the Michigan Overdose Data to Action (MODA) mini-grant. She will continue on to obtain her Master's in Public Health at Central Michigan University. 

Our Partners 

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services supports research-based overdose prevention interventions through the Michigan Overdose Data to Action (MODA) project.  These interventions are managed by the Injury & Violence Prevention Section and the numerous partners, such as Prevention Network of Michigan that make a difference in communities across the state.  Thank you for joining in these efforts.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

Frequently Asked Questions 

Ideas as for what MODA Mini Grant Money

Can Be Used for: 

  • Collaboration Between Community Organizers like Police, Libraries, EMS

  • Exit Strategies and Transitioning from Jail to Society in Recovery 

  • 911 Good Samaritan Laws 

  • MAT in Criminal Justice Settings and Upon Release

  • Academic Detailing 

  • Eliminating Prior-Authorization Requirements for Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

  • Sober Living (homes, transportation, after jail? etc.)

  • OT Services- Management- Website- Branding 

  • Finances, Tax paperwork, Financial Management Systems

  • Trauma-Informed Care Training for agency, community, individuals and work-teams Here!

  • Trauma-Informed Agency Assessment Resources: Here!

  • Drug-Endangered Children/DEC training (online see attached resources)

  • Michigan ACE Initiative Trainings Here! 

  • Assess and Improve agency service delivery

  • Promote human-services across the community

  • Create, modify or assess services to provide low-barrier/hyper-inclusive support

  • Sober Scholarships 

  • Seeking Safety Program 

What MODA Mini Grant Money

Cannot Be Used for:

  • Naloxone/Narcan, syringes, fentanyl test strips, harm reduction kits.

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) / Hepatitis C (HCV) / other Sexual Transmitted Infection (STI) testing.

  • Drug disposal, including implementing or expanding drug disposal programs or take back programs, drug drop boxes or drug disposal bags.

  • Clinical care.

  • Wastewater analysis, including test purchases, sewage testing and wastewater testing.

  • Research.

  • Direct funding or expanding the provisions of substance abuse treatment.

  • Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) as a stand-alone program,- ACE activities are allowable if they pertain to linkage to care, or training for public safety and first responder on trauma-informed care.

  • Public safety activities that are outside the scope of this RFP and the objectives and activities specified in the work plan.

  • Medication Assisted Treatment waiver fees for providers.

  • Furniture

  • Any other expenditures determined by MDHHS to be outside the scope of this RFP



If you have any questions or comments please email the MODA team at:  MODA@preventionnetwork.org

​Prevention Network | Mailing: 3815 W. St. Joseph Ste C--100, Lansing, MI  48917 

800-968-4968 |  info@preventionnetwork.org

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Prevention Network is administered by Prevention Network Inc., with funding provided through MDHHS/Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability-OROSC, MDHHS Injury and Violence Prevention Section, Mid-State Health Network, and Private Contributions.