The National Pain Strategy: Balancing Care and Risks
A brief summary of the background and events that led to the development of the National Pain Strategy (NPS) are presented. The objectives and aims of the NPS are described as they align with the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine Report and integrate with federal efforts to address opioid abuse. The NPS was developed with discrete sets of deliverables linked to six themes; population research, care and prevention, service delivery and payment, disparities, professional education, and public awareness. The framework for development of the deliverables is presented. Progress has been made towards achieving some of the deliverables and is described. The NPS was released by HHS in spring 2016 and the implementation phase has been initiated. Discussion of stakeholder participation is directed to potential roles for professional organizations, including the Academy of Integrative Pain Management.
Faculty: Linda L. Porter, PhD
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe the public health significance of pain and how the NPS will help to relieve the burden of pain.
- Recognize possible areas for collaboration between lead federal agencies and the Academy to achieve the deliverables of the NPS.
- Discuss the challenges of reducing pain prevalence and improving pain care at a national level.
Linda L. Porter, PhD, joined the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in 2003. Dr. Porter holds a BS. in physical therapy from McGill University and a PhD in neuroscience from Boston University School of Medicine. She trained in neurophysiology at the Rockefeller University. She was on the faculty of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for 15 years, where she directed an NIH-funded research program aimed at elucidating mechanisms of sensory-motor integration. As a program director at NINDS, Dr. Porter was responsible for managing the institute’s pain research portfolio. She participated in the efforts of the NIH Pain Consortium, a trans-NIH entity whose mission is to advance the NIH pain research agenda. In 2012, Dr. Porter became the director of the newly established Office of Pain Policy, for which she supports the activities of the NIH Pain Consortium and the activities of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee. She co-chaired the development of the National Pain Strategy and the ongoing development of the Federal Pain Research Strategy.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Porter reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This enduring course is co-provided by Amedco and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Maximum of 1 contact hour(s).
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
Amedco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Amedco designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s). Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attedance.
- 1.00 ACPE
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance