Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on January 29, 2018.
In order to address the opioid misuse crisis, public health needs examples of prevention strategies at multiple levels from opioid tapering to bio-psycho-social-spiritual approaches to manage chronic pain.
This webinar will describe ways to assist in determining if an opioid taper is appropriate for a given patient, in performing the taper, and in incorporating whole health strategies into a new care plan. Additionally, we will discuss the creation process and outcomes of the Empower Veterans Program developed at the Atlanta VA which engages an interdisciplinary team to deliver an integrated, intensive, self-care training program for restor
The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.
This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Trainer
Adimu has specialized experience in developing, administrating, and evaluating community health interventions designed to improve chronic care management practices and prevention strategies.
Ms. Adimu provides technical assistance to grantees of the Health Resources and Services Administration including program and partnership development, evaluation design, and sustainability planning.
She also provides technical assistance to selected sites participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing. As a community coach for Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation (SCALE), she mentors community collaboratives that are implementing programs designed to achieve improved health and well-being of people, populations, and the community. She also works on a team established to assist Regional Health Ministries of the Trinity Health in attaining excellence in population health.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe cases when opioid taper would be appropriate
- Explain ways to design and implement an opioid taper strategy
- Describe domains affected by chronic pain in distinction to acute pain
- Note common co-morbid conditions which must be addressed for any client presenting with chronic pain
- Make a case for various non-pharmacological options for chronic pain: Bridging Therapies and/or Active Self-Care Training
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module
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