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Partnering with Patients to Improve Management

Pain

Partnering with Patients to Improve Management of Chronic Pain in Primary Care

University of Cincinnati

Approved: December 2013

Grant Period: January 2014– December 2015

RFP: Chronic Pain Care Outcomes

Proposal

Partnering with Patients to Improve Management of Chronic Pain in Primary Care

 The overall goal of this project is to improve management and outcomes for patients with chronic, nonmalignant pain (CNMP). The specific objectives include: 

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. To incorporate an integrative approach to chronic pain into group visits through use of consultants in psychology, nutrition, wellness coaching, physical therapy and pharmacy.