Opioid Action Plan Working Group (OAPWG)

The Opioid Action Plan Working Group (OAPWG) is chaired by Dr. Jerry Osheroff and co-chaired by Dr. Barry Blumenfeld and 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.

Click here to view the material above that we have generated to date.

Next Steps for the OAPWG:

  1. Finalize the 5 scenarios developed to date by incorporating broad input to ensure that they're compelling for driving action toward their broad realization.
  2. Develop the current state and action plan elements and widen the net for input about major elements for the current state and stakeholder-specific actions in the near future.

To comment and contribute:

  1. Review the materials and use 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.