Over the course of two team meetings and a kickoff event, the Practice Coach uses the Prepare & Launch Guide to help practices establish their opioid improvement team, investigate their current opioid management practices, and begin to engage clinicians and staff to focus the work going forward.

Download Prepare & Launch Activities Checklist

This is a starting list of activities for this stage, which you can adapt to your needs.

Building Block Activities
Leadership & consensus

Policies, patient agreements, and workflows

  • Locate & assess use of existing documents
Tracking & monitoring patient care

Planned, patient-centered visits

  • Locate existing patient education/support resources
  • Investigate what currently happens during patient visits and refill requests
Caring for complex patients

  • Locate existing resources for complex patients (e.g. mental health/behavioral health, addiction services)
Measuring success