This report overviews recent substance use and overdose trends and patterns in Michigan and is created by the Michigan Overdose Data to Action (MODA) program. Emergency department (ED), emergency medical services (EMS), substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, and rapid toxicology data are included.

Use this sample flyer when encouraging schools to participate in MiPHY. This resource highlights the benefits for schools to opt into this data collection tool

The State of Michigan is committed to preventing violent deaths of its citizens. Currently available data, however, do not always provide the information needed to assess accurately all factors associated with such a death. For example, death certificates provide victim data, but do not provide perpetrator information; police reports focus more on the perpetrator and less on the victim. The MiVDRS will collect detailed information on victims and offenders, including: 

  • demographics
  • substance use
  • relationship of victim to offender
  • circumstances leading to the injury
  • whether the event occurred at home or work
  • date and location of the incident
  • weapon type

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) is a set of surveys that track behaviors that can lead to poor health in students grades 9 through 12. The surveys are administered every other year. Some of the health-related behaviors and experiences monitored are:

  • Student demographics: sex, sexual identity, race and ethnicity, and grade
  • Youth health behaviors and conditions: sexual, injury and violence, bullying, diet and physical activity, obesity, and mental health, including suicide
  • Substance use behaviors: electronic vapor product and tobacco product use, alcohol use, and other drug use
  • Student experiences: parental monitoring, school connectedness, unstable housing, and exposure to community violence

How to collect qualitative data from focus groups and listening sessions.

This handout provides tips on how to avoid common mistakes. To quote The United Nations Children’s Fund, Multiple-Indicatory Survey Handbook (2006): “These numbers, whether they are correct or not, will take on a life of their own once released…and may cause you a lot of trouble if you have not checked your arithmetic carefully.”

Fidelity of implementation refers to the degree to which teachers and other program providers implement programs as intended by the program developers. While there is agreement generally about what is intended when research refers to fidelity, in fact, fidelity has come to refer to a broad and loosely collected set of specific definitions.

This handout explains how to facilitate a focus group step by step.

Conducting a strong needs assessment is the foundation for developing a successful prevention plan. However, no needs assessment is ever complete. To identify gaps and strengthen on-going data collection for your needs assessment, the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Data-Informed Decisions

Data Collection Worksheet Additional Data to Collect – Needs Assessment Data

The Michigan Traffic Crash Facts (MTCF) website provides users with annual official Michigan crash data. There are two sections to the website: the Publications section that contains crash data statistics dating back to 1952; and the Data Query Tool, which allows users to perform advanced searches…

The Substance Use Disorder Data Repository was created through collaboration with the Office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care. Data has been collected from a variety of platforms to offer users easy access to Michigan specific data. It is the hope that through the data provided on this site, users will have the ability to make informed programming related decisions.