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Pain Management/Links               Content   
Pain Management - Home - The Six Essentials Elements of Good Pain Care
- National Pain Newsletter
- Opioids - Literature Alerts for VA Staff
- Monthly Call Spot Light On Pain Management
- Resources
- Research
Opioid Safety Content
Opioid Safety - Home - VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines
- Article:  “Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in the United States."
- Collaborative Opioid Tapering - video -
Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI) & Toolkit
- Study: Effect of Opioid vs Nonopioid Medications on Pain-Related Function in Patients
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Opioid
- National Library of Medicine (NLM) - Opioid Addiction and Treatment Portal
Clinical Tools - VA National Academic Detailing Services
- Pain/Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI)
- Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) 
- Benzodiazepines (Benzos)
- Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND)
Provider Education - Effect of Opioid vs Nonopioid Medications on Pain-Related Function in Patients
- Links Provider Educational Resources
Veteran/Patient Education - Links to  information for Veterans/patients about pain and its treatment. 
Other Resources - Links to information about opioids,  pain and its treatment.
Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI)  - Links to the VA/Dod Clinical Practice Guidelines 
- Opioid Safety Initiative Toolkit Material
- Opioid Therapy Risk Report (OTRR)
Providers Pages                     Content 
Providers - Home - Stepped Care Model for Pain Management (SCM-PM)
- Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Roadmap
- VA is Leading the Way in Whole Person Treatment of Chronic Pain. 
- Chronic Pain Primer
- Understanding Pain - video 
Stay Current - VA/ DoD Guidelines
- VHA Policies and Directives
- VA CBT for Chronic Pain Video Vignettes
- Resources from other Federal Partners
Whole Person Pain Care - VHA’s Whole Health for Life website.
- Introductory course: National Center for Integrative Primary Healthcare (NCIPH) Foundations, Integrative Health Online Curriculum
- Whole Health Library
- Complementary Integrated Medicine (CAM) Recommendations
- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
- Opioid Risk Mitigation
Team-Based Pain Care - Biopsychosocial Model of Pain Care
- VA Stepped Care Model of Pain Care/VHA Directive 2009-053
- PACT Roadmap for Managing Pain
- Stepped Care Model of Pain Management - Video.
- Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development (JRRD)
Specific Populations - Home  
Acute and Post-Surgical Pain - Resources - acute pain and post-surgical pain
Pain in Female Veterans - Resources - Pain in female Veterans 
Pain in Older Veterans  - Resources - Pain in older Veterans
Chronic Pain Primer “New”  Information will be Forthcoming!
WHYMPI/MPI West Haven-Yale Multidimensional Pain Inventory (WHYMPI/MPI)
VHA National Pain Management Strategy A detailed overview of the VHA Pain Management Strategy  
Clinical Tools - Assessment Resources
- Pain Measures
Veterans/Public-Pages Content
Veterans/Public - Home - APAC - Resource Guide to Chronic Pain Management
- Chronic Pain Education for Veterans - Free On-line Course!
- Living Better with Chronic Pain – A Resource for Veterans 
Chronic Pain 101: How to Break the Cycle - Pain Management 101 - What You Can Do to Help Decrease Your Pain
- Resources - Chronic Pain 101: How to Break the Cycle
Self Management - VA Mobile Apps - Breathe2Relax and Tactical Breather, Virtual Hope Box, Mindfulness Coach and the forthcoming VA Pain Coach
- Resources - Self Management 
Medical Treatments - Resources - Medical Treatments
Complementary Treatments - Active - Approaches
- Passive - Approaches
- Resources - Complementary Treatments
Frequently Asked Questions  - Resources - FAQs
Current Events/News-Pages Content 
Current Events/News - Home Coming soon! 
Calendar of Events  - Information on recent/upcoming pain-related events and activities for patients and providers, including conferences, trainings, and more.
In the News  
Education
- Managing chronic pain through education
Treatment - Latest pain management treatment
Research  - Research on Pain management
Bright Spot Stories/News Letters  
Bright Spot Stories - VA Good News Stories about Pain Management
News Letters - See what's happening in Pain Management today
Get Involved - Good News Story submission process
What's New - Monthly Call - Spotlight on Pain Management
- Cyber Seminars
- VHA Pain Listserv!
VA Pain Research - Pages Content
VA Pain Research - Home  Coming soon! 
Researchers/Clinicians  
Research tools - Validated non-copyrighted pain assessment measures
- Clinical Treatment Guidelines
- Meta-Analyses and Cochrane reviews
- Research Guidelines (IMMPACT)
- Patient Recruitment tools
- Patient/provider outreach or education regarding research 
Featured VA Research - Featured VA research (quarterly)
- Featured VA Investigators (quarterly)
- VA HSR&D State of The Art (SOTA) Conference Information and white papers
- VA Research News
Resources for Researchers - Funding information for HSR&D, RR&D, CSR&D
- Webinars on pain- PRWG, Spotlight on Pain Management, Cyberseminars
- How to get started in Pain Research
- Integrating pain into clinical practice/research in other areas (sleep/addiction/depression/PTSD) 
Important Links  - PMC3 Pragmatics Trial Website
- HSR&D/QUERI
- RR&D
- CSR&D
- NCCIH
- NIH
Research for Veterans  
Understanding Research - Types of research and what we learn
- Why should I participate in research?
- Important changes in VA care based on research
Featured VA Research - Featured VA research (quarterly)
- Featured VA Investigators (quarterly) 
Veteran Engagement Groups - What is a Veteran Engagement Group
- Examples of Veteran Engagement Groups and What they have done
- How to be part of a Veteran Engagement Group  
Pain Information and Myths - Basic information about Pain (prevalence, types of pain that are commonly treated). Lay language
- Myths- myths about pain and how we know they are not true