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Partnering with Patients to Improve Management of Chronic Pain in Primary Care
University of Cincinnati
Approved: December 2013
Grant Period: January 2014– December 2015
The overall goal of this project is to improve management and outcomes for patients with chronic, nonmalignant pain (CNMP). The specific objectives include:
- To coach three primary care practices through skill development and system changes needed to establish a longitudinal group visit program for patients living with (CNMP).
- To help CNMP patients to improve their own care by creating a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) to guide improvement and assist with self-management.
- To incorporate an integrative approach to chronic pain into group visits through use of consultants in psychology, nutrition, wellness coaching, physical therapy and pharmacy.