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Responsibility

Engaging the Entire Care Team

Pain

Engaging the Entire Care Team to Facilitate a Comprehensive Pain Management Program in the Primary Care Setting

New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians

Approved: December 2013

Grant Period: January 2014 – December 2015

RFP: Community-based Strategies for the Management of Chronic Pain

Proposal

Engaging the Entire Care Team to Facilitate a Comprehensive Pain Management Program in the Primary Care Setting

Develop and deploy an educational and quality improvement (QI) initiative to assist physicians and care teams in up to 10 nationally recognized patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practices improve knowledge, skills and competencies in the area of pain management to foster enhanced patient care, satisfaction and outcomes. The key objectives for this initiative are to:

  1. Develop and implement an educational and QI program for primary care multi-disciplinary teams to foster enhanced ability and confidence to appropriately treat and manage patients who present with pain based on current evidence-based (EB) guidelines
  2. Increase use of EB guidelines, screening tools and treatment options for patients with pain in the primary care setting 
  3. Introduce primary care teams to QI and population health management principles to assist in effectively treating and managing patients with pain