The PAIN MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENT TEAM (PMIT) is a multi-disciplinary team from Southern Oregon, the state leader in community response to prescription drug overdose. PMIT provides technical assistance to healthcare organizations for the OHA Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention (PDO) project. PMIT supports health systems to enhance internal capacity for a team-based approach to chronic pain and/or opioid management. Using the Six Building Blocks, a research-based framework, PMIT provides coaching and resources to help organizations work towards goals.
PMIT provides training and mentoring on
- Guideline implementation
- Pain specialist consult service
- Training in difficult conversations
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Integration of behavioral health
- IT consultation for patient tracking tools, EHR templates, and quality reporting
- Other educational opportunities and topics
If you are interested to apply the Six Building Blocks on your own, you can get education, training and consultation assistance from Synergy Health Consulting, LLC. Contact Nadejda Razi-Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (541) 613-1393.
NOTE – For a limited number of clinics, the Oregon Health Authority Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) project will provide free assistance and consulting. For more information, contact Lisa Shields, PDO project manager, at Lisa.email@example.com
The PMIT Team
Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) Prevention Grant Projects in high-burden regions
Funded by CDC Prevention for States (PfS) Grant and SAMHSA State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (STR) Grant
The Oregon Health Authority Opioid Initiative
AIM: Reduce deaths, non-fatal overdoses, and harms to Oregonians from prescription opioids, while expanding use of non-opioid pain care.
- Reduce risks to patients by making pain treatment safer and more effective, emphasizing non-opioid and non-pharmacological treatment
- Reduce harms for people taking opioids and support recovery from substance use disorders by making naloxone rescue and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) more accessible and affordable
- Protect the community by reducing the number of pills in circulation through implementation of safe prescribing, storage, and disposal practices
- Optimize outcomes by making state and local data available for informing, monitoring and evaluating policies and targeted interventions
OHA identified high-burden regions by scoring Oregon counties based on overdose hospitalizations, deaths, opioid prescribing rates, and population. The regions consist of 2-3 neighboring counties which were selected to receive funding from the OHA’s Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) Prevention Project. CCOs and community partners are crucial to this work.
Each region has a PDO Coordinator to help organize local regional organizations and clinics and connect them to state resources, guidelines, and tools. Within several regions, the PMIT team is working with selected clinics (PMIT sites) who receive free assistance for a limited time. Find out more about the PDO regions, including regional contacts, events, drug take back locations, and other regional resources.