Patient Education & Prevention

The Prevention and Safe Pain Management working group, part of the Coalition for Model Opioid Practices in Health Systems, is creating materials for patients and prescribers to promote safe pain management for patients prescribed an opioid and strategies for preventing addiction, such as promoting treatment alternatives and best practices in opioid prescribing.

In conjunction with The North Carolina Medical Board, North Carolina Medical Society, Project Lazarus, and United Healthcare, NCHA has collaborated to create and disseminate an opioid educational handout for patients prescribed an opioid. These educational pads are free to prescribers and health systems. If you are interested in receiving this resource to use with patients, please contact NCHA.

NCHA Opioid Patient Education Video

The Prevention and Safe Pain Management workgroup identified a need to educate patients about their opioid prescription. This video was created by UC Davis Center for Design in the Public Interest and funded by the North Carolina Department of Public Health: Injury Violence Prevention Branch and is free and available for public use. The intended audience is for adults (18 and older) who are being prescribed an opioid for either chronic or an acute condition (i.e. post-surgical). The video can be shown in both inpatient (hospital) and outpatient (primary care, specialty care) settings. For questions on how to embed this video into an electronic medical record system contact Madison Ward Willis.

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