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Quickinar: Leadership Support to Improve Opioid Management

Thu, 5/26/2022 at 12:00 pm - Thu, 5/26/2022 at 12:30 pm (PDT)

Join the Comagine Health Six Building Blocks team May 26 at noon PST for a short session titled The Sea Mar Story: Leadership Support to Improve Opioid Management.

Hear the story of Sea Mar Clinic's efforts to improve opioid management. Dr. Christine Hancock is a family physician and co-medical director of the SeaMar Bellingham and Everson Clinics and opioid program manager, co-lead physician. Christine will be interviewed by Dr. Michael Parchman, senior investigator, Center for Accelerating Care Transformation, Kaiser Permanente of Washington Health Research Institute.

Sea Mar Community Health Centers is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, with a specialization in serving Latino populations.

Event participants will:

  • Learn how SeaMar embarked on their effort to improve opioid medication management in their clinic.
  • Discover strategies to engage leadership in your organization to support you in this effort.
  • Understand the most important aspects of leadership support.

The Six Building Blocks Program is a team and evidence-based quality improvement roadmap to support practices as they implement effective guidelines and team-based care for their patients with chronic pain who are using opioid therapy. 

Developed by the University of Washington of Family Medicine and the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, Six Building Blocks focuses on six key areas in guiding opioid management processes. 

Comagine Health is carrying this work forward through a project with the Washington State Department of Health.

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