Goals and Objectives

1. Develop a menu of evidence-based, authoritative, educational resources that will be offered in multiple media formats, are cost effective, easy to use, and that are sensitive to the varied needs of different healthcare providers which will increase the likelihood that these materials will be used by providers.

2. Create an extensive system of dissemination activities through the efforts of our consortium members aimed at increasing the knowledge base and training of providers(or those in training who will become providers) from diverse multi-disciplinary healthcare backgrounds. 

3. Design a novel system of colleague support and mentoring for providers from diverse clinical backgrounds and who practice in diverse geographic and demographic areas, both urban and rural, in order to provide the necessary support to increase confidence in the ability to safely and effectively utilize opioids in patients with chronic pain or opioid use disorders.