Trillium University/Lane County Summit on Chronic Pain and Reduced Opiate Use

April 20, 2016, from 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM
LCC Center for Meeting and Learning—4000 E. 30th Ave., Eugene

Lane-CountyOn April 20, over 250 people gathered at the Lane County Community Center for Meeting and Learning to discuss issues related to opioid prescribing, integration of behavioral health into primary care, and chronic pain management. The Lane County summit was the most well attended regional summit to date. There were representatives from the medical community, behavioral health, addictions law enforcement, education and interested citizens in attendance.

Participants outlined a set of action steps to reduce Rx abuse in Lane County. Trillium Health Plan is already working on many of these steps.

  • Increase provider education & training opportunities to build workforce capacity
  • Trillium Health Plan to work towards expanding access to non-opioid therapies
  • Shift social norms around pain by changing patient expectations about outcomes using public education
  • Explore how to leverage pharmaceutical industry to pay for disposal of leftover medication
  • Develop integration toolkit to improve delivery of behavioral health services to patients who present in primary care
  • Trillium Health Plan interested learning more about “hub & spoke” model
  • Build community awareness to promote HIV Alliance’s naloxone initiative

Final Agenda: Lane County Agenda


Lane-County-2Trillium University/Lane County Summit on Chronic Pain and Reduced Opiate Use

April 20, 2016, from 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM
LCC Center for Meeting and Learning—4000 E. 30th Ave., Eugene


Diagnosing and Treating Working Aged Adults with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
Paul Coelho, MD, Pain Management Physician, The Corvallis Clinic Pain Management Department, Member, Oregon Pain Commission

Morning Session: Tools for Success

Opioids and the Public’s Health
Patrick Luedtke, MD, Lane County Public Health

Trillium University Chronic Pain
Rick Finkelstein, MD, Northwest Anesthesia Physicians

Oregon’s PDMP 101
Lisa Millet, MSH, Manager, Oregon Public Health Division, Injury and Violence Prevention Program

Statewide Opioid Public Education and Website
Christine Sorvari, MS, Project Manager, Portland Tri-County Opioid Safety Coalition, Multnomah County Health Department
Elizabeth White, MPA, OrCRM Program Manager, Lines for Life

Ways to Live Well With Chronic Pain
Mark Altenhofen, MS, CEO, Oregon Pain Advisors, LLC
Catriona Buist, PsyD, Pain Psychologist, OHSU Comprehensive Pain Center, Chair, Oregon Pain Commission

Afternoon Session

Preventing Overdose Deaths by Expanding Naloxone Use
Kim Toevs, MPH, Adolescent Health Promotion & STD/HIV/HCV Programs Manager, Multnomah County
Renée Yandel, HIV Alliance, Executive Director

Afternoon Break-Out Session A: Treatment Options for Chronic Pain

Changes in OHP Coverage for Back Conditions
Coleen Connolly, MD, Chief Medical Director, Trillium Community Health Plan

Diagnosis and Management of Prescription Opioid Use Disorders in Primary Care
Melissa Weimer, DO, MCR, Assistant Professor, OHSU, Medical Director, CODA, Inc.

Afternoon Break-Out Session B: Community Action to Reduce Rx Abuse

Encouraging Pharmacies to Implement Take Back Programs
John Eaton, RPh, Director of Pharmacy, Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center

Rx Drug Abuse Prevention
Emily Buff Bear, MPH, Community Health Analyst, Lane County Public Health


Jill Chaplin – PeaceHealth

AMA Wire A Call to Action

ASAM Placement Criteria

Defining Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pain Mgmnt – Jana Mossey

LC Rx Drug Take-Back March 2016

OHA Reducing Opioid Use

Opioid Use in LC March 2016

SAMHSA Recovering from Opioid Overdose

Tapering Flow Chart

Trillium A and D Referral