Roadmap: Multi phase approach for addressing the challenges of pain management, opioid addiction, dependence, abuse, and overdose.
In order to achieve our vision, the Pain Opioid Epidemic Project will incorporate a number of elements that address the complexity of the challenge of pain and its management, opioid use and abuse, preventing overdoses and addressing the legal and criminal justice issues associated with drug use. We use behavioral economic principles, digital technology, political insights, crowdsourcing and principles of solution journalism in our effort.
Our multiphase plan includes meaningful information and tools for crowdsourcing citizen participation in the policy discussion, implementation and accountability of stakeholders.
Phase One: The Pain Opioid Epidemic Case Presentation
Central to the Pain Opioid Epidemic Project is the Case Presentation. The Pain Opioid Epidemic Case Presentation provides a framework for an action-oriented collaborative process that addresses the complexity of the challenge. The Case Presentation will provide relevant and reliable background information about the problem and frame it in a manner that contributes to solving the problems. The Case Presentation includes The Pain- Opioid Review of Systems exploring the various stakeholders, relevant data, and assessment of the problem and treatment plan.
Phase Two: The County Based Pain Opioid Epidemic Platform
We provide an easy to use platform that case is used by local entities to assist in their efforts to provide solutions to the opioid-related problems. The platform includes best practice information, process, and related resources to provide services and links to providers at the local level. The Opioid Epidemic Project and Case Presentation websites are focused on cities, neighborhoods, counties and other local entities. Entities interested in "duplicating" and customizing the websites for their local environment can contact Citizens4health.
The Website for our first local site, Montgomery County, PA, will be made "Public" April 2020.
Phase Three: The Pain Opioid Best Practice, Evidence-based Inventory and Database
Developing and updating the evidence-based inventory of clinical, social, legal and public policy materials and processes related to our vision. We start by focusing on pain to be followed by Opioid Use conditions, 0ver dose Prevention and addressing "the drug war".
Phase Four: Taking personal, social and political action
Providing individual facing Personal Health Manager for personal engagement for individuals suffering from pain and opioid addiction. Social and political tools to engage with stakeholders locally and nationally.
Phase Five: Real-time monitoring of the Pain Opioid Epidemic and its consequences
Ongoing collection and analysis of population and individual data associated with the Pain Opioid Epidemic. The data will feature The Pain Opioid Epidemic Case Presentation progress notes and occasional Clinical Case Conference focusing on the individual situations.
By September 2022 there are no reported deaths of opioid overdose reported in the US.
By September 2021 the official approach to opioid use, dependence and addiction is informed by the principles and spirit of public health instead of a criminal justice approach.
By September 2021 individuals suffering with opioid use disorders have access to affordable, evidence based treatment.
By September 2022 “The War on Drugs” will be officially over globally, nationally, and locally.
By September 2022, every individual who experiences pain has access to and is able to receive evidence based, best practice informed treatment that improves their well-being in outcomes that matter for them.