Introduction to the Six Building Blocks Program

Stroudwater Associates’ Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care assists primary care clinics and provider practices with understanding and implementing the Six Building Blocks program, an evidence-based approach to treating patients on long-term opioid therapy.

In this webinar, we:

  • Discussed how primary care clinics and provider practices can care for patients on long-term opioid therapy
  • Shared how to implement consistent, guideline-driven care for chronic pain patients
  • Identified how to align and implement clinic policies, patient agreements, and workflows that lower opioid prescribing rates
  • Established how to measure success and progress

Opioid Management Program

The Six Building Blocks program was developed by a physician-led team from the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine and the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute to provide a roadmap for improving the management of long-term opioid therapy for patients with chronic pain.

The Opioid Management Team

Louise Bryde

Carla Brock Wilber

Lindsay Corcoran