Below are websites and reviews to assist you and your patients toward better management of chronic or persistent non-cancer pain.

2019 – 2020 Acute Pain Prescribing Guidelines Learning Series

Acute Pain Opioid Prescribing for Primary Care Providers – January 30, 2020
David Hasleton, MD, MBA
– Presentation Slides

Opioid Reduction Initiative for Surgical Patients at Kaiser Permanente Northwest – October 3, 2019
David Parsons, MD
– Presentation Slides

2019 Samepage Health Collaborative Care Workshop

Transforming Care for Poly-Chronic Patients with Behavioral Health Co-Morbidities – February 5, 2019
Paul Ciechanowski, MD, MPH
– Presentation Slides

Systematic Case Review: A Primary Core Component of Collaborative Care – February 5, 2019
Paul Ciechanowski, MD, MPH
– Presentation Slides

Behavioral Skills for Collaborative Care – February 5, 2019
Eddie Edmondson, MSW
– Presentation Slides

2018 Integrated Care Collaborative

Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care – May 8, 2018
Dawn E. Creach
– Presentation Video
– Presentation Slides

When the Last Prescription is the Last Prescription – June 5, 2018
Dr. Bradley Anderson
– Presentation Handouts

Behavioral Health Consultants & Integrated Team-Based Care for Chronic Medical Conditions – September 5, 2018
Dr. Kimberly Swanson and Dr. Scott Safford
– Presentation Video

Second Annual Chronic Non-Cancer Pain 101 Workshop

Physiological Affects of Addiction on the Brain: Dr. Eric Geisler
– Presentation Slides
– Presentation Video

Risk Mitigation and Opioid Tapering: Dr. Paul Coelho
– Presentation Slides
– Presentation Video

Marijuana for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: Dr. Launette Rieb
– Presentation Slides 
– Presentation Video

Non-Opiate Medication Options; Compounding, Topicals: Dr. Natalie Gustafson
– Presentation Slides 
– Presentation Video

Nutrition and Pain Management: RanDee Anshutz
– Presentation Slides 
– Presentation Video

Physical Therapy: Allison Suran
– Presentation Slides
– Presentation Video

Acupuncture: Steven Foster-Wexler
– Presentation Slides
– Presentation Video

Chiropractic: Dr. Marie Rudback
– Presentation Slides
– Presentation Video

Massage: Emma Maarenen
– Presentation Slides
– Presentation Video

Psychotherapy: Dr. Scott Safford
– Presentation Slides 
– Presentation Video

Yoga: Suzie Newcome
– Presentation Slides 
– Presentation Video

Regenerative Medicine: Dr. Payson Flattery
– Presentation Slides 
– Presentation Video

Central Oregon’s Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP)
Behavioral Health: Substance Use & Chronic Pain Workgroup

Developed materials, efforts, and updates of this workgroup’s progress can be found HERE.


Behavioral Health Consultants Chronic Pain Learning Collaborative

Chronic Pain as a Psychological Variable in DSM-5 – April 7, 2017
-Presentation slides
Chronic Pain & Psychological Co-Morbidities That Impact Prognosis and Course of Medical Treatment – June 23, 2017
Risk Mitigation in Chronic Pain Management and the BHC’s Role – September 22, 2017
Role of Family in Chronic Pain Management – December 15, 2017

To register for the quarterly chronic pain learning collaborative, please click HERE.

Central Oregon Pain 101: Provider Workshop – September 23, 2016

Compassionate Conversations & The Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Patient: Dr. Jessica LeBlanc
– Presentation slides
– Presentation video
Compassionate Conversations & The Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Patient: Laura Heesacker
– Presentation slides
– Presentation video
Rethinking the Opioid Risk Assessment: Dr. Paul Coelho
– Presentation slides
– Presentation video
– Pain Catastrophizing Scale
– Fibromyalgia Syndrome Questionnaire
Marijuana and the Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Patient: Dr. Kevin Hill
– Presentation slides
– Presentation video
If Not Opioids, Then What? The Effectiveness of Alternative Therapies: Dr. Dennis Turk
– Presentation slides

– Presentation video

To view all presentation videos, please click HERE.

Medicaid Rollout of Back Pain Guidelines & Alternative Treatments: June 22, 2016

Oregon Health Plan Back Pain Coverage Changes

Central Oregon Alternative Care Providers for Medicaid


Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Northwest)

The Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center raises awareness of evidence-based treatment and recovery practices among health care providers, administrators and others who help clients with substance use disorders. We improve the quality of addictions treatment and recovery by helping providers and organizations build skills and offer services.

Overview of Motivational Interviewing as used in Brief Intervention (Part 1)

Overview of Motivational Interviewing as used in Brief Intervention (Part 2)

American Academy of Pain Management

The mission of the American Academy of Pain Management is to improve the lives of people with Pain by advancing a person centered, integrative model of pain care through evidence-guided education, credentialing, and advocacy.

This video talks about the connection between sleep and pain.

The second video is a series of four discussions a provider could have with a patient around pain management and opioids.

This last video is a demonstration from an Integrative Pain Practitioner around breath work technique for patients.


American Chronic Pain Association

Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The information and tools on our site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.

The American Pain Society

The American Pain Society is a multidisciplinary community that brings together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians, and other professionals to increase the knowledge of pain and transform public policy and clinical practice to reduce pain-related suffering.

Prescription Drug Overdose

The United States is in the midst of a prescription painkiller overdose epidemic. Since 1999, the amount of prescription painkillers prescribed and sold in the U.S. has nearly quadrupled, yet there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report. Overprescribing leads to more abuse and more overdose deaths.

NIH Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee

The Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC) is a Federal advisory committee created by the Department of Health and Human Services to enhance pain research efforts and promote collaboration across the government, with the ultimate goals of advancing the fundamental understanding of pain and improving pain-related treatment strategies.

The Institute of Medicine’s study outlining the state of the science of pain prevention, care, and research and provides a comprehensive review of the gaps in education both of health care providers and the patients themselves can be accessed here: Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research.

OHSU – Comprehensive Pain Center

The mission of the OHSU Pain Management Center is to reduce pain and suffering of the patients we serve, maximize their functioning to the fullest extent possible, and enhance their sense of personal control over their health and functioning. In addition to patient care, we are committed to furthering the education of healthcare providers and others affected by pain and to taking a leadership role in pain research. We serve as a regional center and a national resource for setting the standards in pain management.

Opioid Dosing Guidelines for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain and Dose Calculator

The AMDG updated the Interagency Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain in partnership with a broad advisory group of the state’s academic leaders, pain experts, and clinicians in both primary care and specialty areas. The new guideline offers a balanced approach to pain management that includes recommendations for multimodal non-opioid therapies and opioids when appropriate. By using the best practices in the new guideline, clinicians can improve the care of patients with chronic pain and help save lives.

Oregon Pain Guidance

The Oregon Pain Guidance group (OPG) is a diverse group of healthcare professionals from Jackson and Josephine Counties. The group was formed to engage healthcare professionals and community partners on the current opioid problem, to learn best practices for managing complex, chronic non-cancer pain (CCNP) and to bring them into standardized, general use in Southern Oregon.

Oregon Medical Association

Serving and supporting physicians in their efforts to improve the health of Oregonians.

Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

The Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is a tool to help healthcare providers and pharmacists provide patients with better care in managing their prescriptions. It contains information provided by Oregon-licensed retail pharmacies.

Reducing Opioid Overdose and Misuse

The Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) state opioid website.

PacificSource Formulary

Central Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organization, PacificSource’s formulary.

Physicians for Responsible Prescribing

Our mission is to reduce morbidity and mortality resulting from prescribing of opioids and to promote cautious, safe and responsible opioid prescribing practices.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.  Please access the Opioid Overdose Toolkit here.  For federally funded CME opportunities through SAMHSA, please click HERE.

Southeastern Consortium for Substance Abuse Training

Though most individuals who misuse alcohol and drugs are unlikely to seek specialty treatment, most of these individuals are seen in primary care medical settings. Screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) has been shown to be effective in reducing substance misuse; however, most physicians have not been trained in SBIRT.  The Southeastern Consortium for Substance Abuse Training (SECSAT) team has developed SBIRT curriculum modules related to alcohol misuse and abuse, prescription drug misuse and abuse, and illicit drug use and abuse.  In addition, SECSAT has developed systems for implementing SBIRT processes within primary care practices.

Here are some examples of their training videos:

Discontinuing Opioids

Follow-up Interview for Discontinuing Opioids

Brief Intervention for Possibly Dependent Marijuana Use

UW Medicine: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

The UW Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, education and research, meeting the health care needs of UW Medicine and our patients and partners throughout the WWAMI region and the world.

UW TelePain every Wednesday from 12-1:30pm.  Registration is required the event is free.The University of Washington Division of Pain Medicine offers weekly UW TelePain sessions, an audio and videoconference-based consultative knowledge network of interprofessional specialists with expertise in the management of challenging chronic pain problems. The goal is to increase the knowledge and skills of community practice providers who treat patients with chronic pain.  To access this opportunity, please click HERE.

PTSD: National Center for PTSD

Veteran’s Association Clinician’s Guide to Medications for PTSD

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