The following resources support the Practice Coach through helping clinics implement the Six Building Blocks. The Prepare & Launch Guide, Design & Implement Guide, and Monitor & Sustain Guide walk the Practice Coach through the steps of each implementation stage.

Overarching resources

Practice Coach Log: A tool to track progress at sites.

Self-assessment guide: Instructions on how to use the Six Building Blocks Self-Assessment with clinics.

Description of the Practice Facilitator roleAn article with a clear description of the Practice Facilitator/Coach role.

Quality improvement resources: A list of places to get quality improvement training.

Common obstacles clinics face & potential solutions: A detailing of common obstacles that can arise when implementing the Six Building Blocks and solutions other organizations have used to overcome those obstacles.

Prepare & Launch stage resources

The objectives of this stage are to orient the Opioid Improvement Team and the clinic to the Six Building Blocks, prepare for the work ahead by assessing baseline status, and launch the program. This stage includes a leadership commitment meeting, two Opioid Improvement Team meetings, and a Kickoff Event with all clinicians and staff.

Prepare & Launch GuideThis document guides the Practice Coach through the steps of the Prepare & Launch Stage.

Pre-meeting worksheets (1&2)A list of activities to complete ahead of the Prepare & Launch meetings to assess baseline status.

Partnership Commitment Letter: An understanding of each organization’s role.

PowerPoint Presentations: Introduction to the Six Building Blocks PowerPoint, Kickoff: PPTs to use during meetings.

Site visit survey: A survey to collect data before and after implementation of the 6-BBs in order to track changes over time.

Introduction to the Six Building Blocks handout: A one-page introduction to the Six Building Blocks program.

Design & Implement stage resources

The objectives of this stage are to help the Opioid Improvement Team create and execute action plans to design and implement an improved approach to opioid management. This stage includes action plan development meetings with the Opioid Improvement Team every 3 months, monthly Shared Learning Calls between Opioid Improvement Teams at participating sites, and connection to clinical education for clinicians and staff.

Design & Implement GuideThis document guides the Practice Coach through the steps of the Design & Implement Stage.

Shared Learning Call Instructions: Instructions on conducting the Shared Learning Calls, including preparation, topics, and tips.

Tracking & Monitoring Workbook: This document goes more specifically into how to coach sites through developing a tracking and monitoring approach.

Monitor & Sustain stage resources

The objectives of this stage are to review accomplishments and help the site make plans to overcome current challenges and move forward independently. This stage includes a final Opioid Improvement Team meeting and a close-out site visit.

Monitor and Sustain GuideThis document guides the Practice Facilitator through the Steps of the Monitor & Sustain Stage.

Close-out site visit: A PowerPoint template for the final site visit