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Anti-Stigma Campaign



Substance Use Disorder

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One of the largest identified needs in the area of Substance Use Disorder/Opioid Use Disorder across Ohio Health Centers has been stigma reduction.  OACHC, in collaboration with the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA), is sharing a yearlong “Anti-Stigma Campaign”. 

MPCA has developed the campaign to achieve the following goals:

  • Assist staff in understanding stigmas and provide the resources on how to avoid them
  • Provide an overview of common SUD related medications, triggers, and common behaviors
  • Provide staff the most updated information on SUD facts and statistics
  • Link common barriers and resources
  • Develop training and best practice workflows in their area


 Month Topic Resources

Identifying Triggers
for People with a SUD

What We Say Matters:
Changing the Script of Addiction


The Importance of Body Language
When Communicating with Patients

Delivering an Effective Message
when Communicating with Patients


Addressing Misconceptions about
People with Substance Use disorders


Stigma in the SUD Population:
Organizational Culture

Managing Triggers:
How Stress Impacts Addiction

How we Talk about Addiction Matters:
Comparing SUD to other Chronic Conditions 


How we talk about relapse matters:
Choosing empowerment over shame

Developing a Recovery Message:

Barriers and Strategies



Trauma and SUDL Implementing
Trauma-Informed Care


Tips for Preventing Mental Health Stigmas



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For 2020, OACHC is encouraging all Ohio’s FQHCs to utilize this program with their providers and staff.  The campaign is designed to be discussed in provider and staff monthly meetings.  We are encouraging health centers to start month 1 January 2020 and continue thru the rest of the year.  OACHC is committed to supporting your health center use of the campaign and will be discussing monthly on the BH Networking calls.


If you have any questions about the program please reach out to Dr. Dana Vallangeon, Ashley Ballardor Tiffany White.