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Clinical Tools

Prevention

  • Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit (SAMHSA)
    This toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths.

Screening Tools

Treatment Guidelines

Substance Use Disorders

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Communicating without Stigma

Pain Management

  • CDC Guideline Resources: Clinical Tools
    These clinical tools have been developed with the primary care provider, in mind, to help carry out the complex task of balancing pain management with the potential risks that prescription opioids pose.
  • SCOPE of Pain
    Find information, resources and tools about safe and competent opioid prescribing for patients with chronic pain.
  • SCOPE of Pain Trainer's Toolkit
    Interactive Trainer's Toolkit that you can use to train all the clinicians in your facility, practice or health system on all facets of opioid prescribing. 
  • AAFP Chronic Pain Management Toolkit
    Designed to help family physicians identify gaps in practice flow, standardize evaluation and treatment of chronic pain patients, and facilitate conversations surrounding pain and treatment goals, as well as identify and mitigate risk.
  • Pain Management Fact Sheet (NIH)
    This fact sheet tells the story of research discovery, current treatment status, and future expectations for the prevention and management of pain.

 

Special Populations

A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care - for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants
As healthcare disparities among cultural minority groups persist in our country, culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) are increasingly recognized as an important strategy for improving quality of care to diverse populations. This e-learning program from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Think Cultural Health program will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and awareness to best serve all patients, regardless of cultural or linguistic background.

Racial/Ethnic Groups

  • Black or African American
    National survey reports, agency and federal initiatives, and related behavioral health resources from SAMHSA.

  • Hispanic or Latino
    National survey reports, agency and federal initiatives, and related behavioral health and Spanish-language resources from SAMHSA.

Women

Pregnancy & Parenting

LGBTQ+

  • Additional Resources from SAMHSA
    Resources on the LGBT population include national survey reports, agency and federal initiatives, and related behavioral health resources.

Older Adults

People in the Criminal Justice System

  • Drug Court Resources
    Webinars and pocket guides for providing addiction treatment in drug court settings.

People Experiencing Homelessness

 

 

 

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