Topic: Managing the Opioid Crisis: Perspectives from Rural Communities
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
This event was open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations.
Understanding patient experiences and perspectives can help to establish healthy therapeutic relationships. On this call, we heard from people managing chronic pain in rural areas. Whether you are working in a rural area, seeing rural patients in an urban setting, or just interested in rural perspectives, please listen to the recording to hear from others and share your ideas, successes, and lessons learned.
After attending this event, participants will be able to:
- Identify at least on process improvement they can make to manage patients’ pain in a way that is even safer, more effective, and patient-centered.
- Describe at least one example of how communities have helped individuals to safely manage pain
- Explain how community health workers can support safe and patient-centered pain management
Slides & Recorded Presentation:
- Click here for the slides for this event.
- Click here for the recorded presentation (part 1).
- Click here for the recorded presentation (part 2).
Meet the Speakers:
Patient and Health Information Management Professional
Community Health Worker
Melanie Wasserman, PhD
The Lewin Group