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Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scan – Volume 2, Tools and Resources

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has compiled this guide to tools and resources available to help create or expand medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD), particularly in rural areas. The tools are grouped into four categories: tools for prevention of OUD, tools to assist in training or educating individuals about MAT, tools for implementing MAT programs in office-based settings, and tools for preventing or responding to opioid overdose.

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Evidence for the Efficacy of Pain Medications

Source: Donald Teater - National Safety Council

This report provides an overview of the evidence of the relative effectiveness of pain medications, including opioids and nonsterioidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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Managing Your Pain: Which Approach is Right for You?

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This patient guide from SAMHSA describes non-pharmacological treatments for pain including acupuncture, chiropractic, cognitive behavioral therapy, massage therapy, medication and relaxation, physical therapy, and yoga.

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Rethinking Pain: Understanding Pain

Source: Providence Health & Services

This resource serves as a patient education guide on understanding the science of pain and steps patients can take to reduce their body’s pain response.

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Tips for Decreasing Your Medication

Source: Oregon Health Authority

This patient education guide offers advice to patients considering tapering their opioid pain medication.

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Tips for Getting Back to Physical Activity

Source: Oregon Health Authority

This resource is a patient education guide for how to return to physical activity after injury or chronic pain with guidance about how physical activity can help patients manage their pain.

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Alternative Pain Management Therapies – Minnesota Medicaid Benefit Coverage

Source: Minnesota Department of Human Services

This 2019 patient/provider decision tool lists alternative pain management therapies that may be considered as an alternative to opioids and whether or not listed treatments are covered by Minnesota Medicaid health plans.

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Back to Health: A Study Comparing Yoga, Physical Therapy & Education for Chronic Low Back Pain – Yoga Teacher Training Manual

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Boston Medical Center Program for Integrative Medicine & Health Care Disparities

In 2017, researchers at Boston Medical Center published a study where they compared the effectiveness of physical therapy to a manualized yoga program for the treatment of chronic low back pain. This document is the Yoga Teacher Training Manual used in the study.

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