National Disparities LAN Event: March 2018

Topic: Managing the Opioid Crisis: Perspectives from Rural Communities

Date: Wednesday, March 142018


This event was open to beneficiaries, families, health care providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations.

Event Description:

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.

Click here for the flyer for this event.

Learning Objectives:

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:

Meet the Speakers:

Sarah Schoonman
Patient and Health Information Management Professional

Jennifer Goulet
Community Health Worker

Melanie Wasserman, PhD
Managing Consultant
The Lewin Group

Supplemental Resources: