Behavioral Health: Substance Use and Chronic Pain

Tertiary Pain Care Request for proposal

Please click here for the Tertiary Pain Care Request for Proposal
Deadline to apply: October 1, 2019 at 5pm

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Clinical Goal:

1. Create a bi-directional integration approach for people with severe substance use disorders.

Prevention Goal:

1. Implement a community standard for appropriate and responsible prescribing of Opioids and Benzodiazepines.

The following RHIP Health Indicator Metrics apply to the Behavioral Health: Substance Use and Chronic Pain Workgroup:

1. Increase the rate of successful referrals from medical settings to specialty SUD services of people with moderate-to-severe SUDs.

2. First year develop a baseline on the pharmacy, hospital, acute psychiatric, and emergency department expense related to people with moderate-to-severe SUDs. Second year set performance improvement benchmarks.

3. First year develop a baseline for number of people receiving greater than 120 mg morphine equivalent for more than three months.


This group meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 4-5pm


Click here to view the charter for the Behavioral Health: Substance Use and Chronic Pain RHIP Workgroup.


Substance Use Disorder Clinical Treatment A3
(Attached Fishbone Diagram)
(Attached Completion Plan)

Developed Materials

Central Oregon Introduction Letter: Screening & Referring for Substance Use Disorders

Substance Use Disorder Screening & Referral Algorithm: Central Oregon

Outpatient Substance Use Resources Wallet Card

Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Resource List

SBIRT clinical support materials can be found at:

An excellent regional resource for both providers and the community are the efforts of the COHC’s Pain Standards Task Force, which can be found at:

About RHIP Workgroups

The Central Oregon Health Council assembled RHIP Workgroups, groups of community professionals focused on some aspect of the Regional Health Improvement Plan, in 2016 to strategize and address the RHIP Health Indicators for each area of focus.

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Behavioral Health: Substance Use and Chronic Pain Meeting Packets

Behavioral Health: Substance Use and Chronic Pain Workgroup Members

Gwen Jones, MS, OTR/L (Organizer)
Central Oregon Health Council

Mike Franz, MD

Erica Fuller, MA, LPC, CADC III
Rimrock Trails Adolescent Treatment Services

Laurie Hubbard, RN, MSW
Deschutes County Health Services

Larry Kogovsek
CAC Consumer Representative

Matt Owen, JD
Bend Treatment Center

Laura Pennavaria, MD
Homestead Family Medicine

Scott Safford, PhD
St. Charles Family Care

Elizabeth Schmitt, MS
CAC Consumer Representative

Bob Snyder, BA, CADC II, NCAC I
BestCare Treatment Services

Erin Solomon
COHC Pain Standards Task Force: Prescription Drug Overdose Coordinator

Julie Spackman, CPS
Deschutes County Health Services

Barbara Stoefen
Audugeo Healthcare

Heather Stuart
Crook County Health Department

Ralph Summers, MSW

Kim Swanson, PhD
Mosaic Medical

Karen Tamminga, LCSW
Deschutes County Behavioral Health

Rick Treleaven, LCSW
BestCare Treatment Services

Bill Ward, CADCI
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