Opioid Action Plan Working Group (OAPWG)

This Opioid Action Plan Working Group (OAPWG) chaired by Dr. Jerry Osheroff and co-chaired by Dr. Barry Blumenfeld includes leaders from diverse organizations with a stake in ensuring that PCCDS is applied broadly and effectively to improve pain management and opioid use.

The OAPWG kicked off in April 2018, and plans to publish a stakeholder-driven action plan in early 2019. This action plan deliverable will have 3 major components:

  1. Highly desirable, consensus PCCDS-enabled Future State Vision Scenarios for PCCDS-enabled pain management/opioid use
  2. Current activities and resources that could broadly enable these scenarios 
  3. Stakeholder driven actions to make the future state scenarios/PCCDS interventions widely used and highly valuable

The OAPWG is:

  1. Finalizing the 4 scenarios developed to date and seeking broader input to ensure that they're compelling for driving action toward their broad realization.
  2. Still working on the current state and action plan elements and expects to broaden the net for input about major elements for the current state and stakeholder-specific actions in the near future.

As we make the sections above available for review and comment, please contribute by:

  1. Reviewing the Future State Vision Scenarios and using the comment section (bottom of the linked page). Note that you will need to be a registered user to comment, to do this, please either login or register.

Please contact Barry Blumenfeld or Jerry Osheroff if you have questions about the OAPWG. For logistical question or concerns, contact Beth Laster, for website related concerns contact Laura Marcial.