Who We Are


The Oregon Pain Guidance group (OPG) is a diverse group of healthcare professionals from Jackson and Josephine Counties. The group was formed to engage healthcare professionals and community partners on the current opioid problem, to learn best practices for managing complex, chronic non-cancer pain (CCNP) and to bring them into standardized, general use in Southern Oregon. OPG Guidelines (PDF)

RESOURCE: Download OPG Guidelines

These guidelines are resources for local prescribers to help them understand and adopt best practices for the treatment of complex chronic non-cancer pain. Download and print these guidelines (PDF).
Diverse Family

Resources for Patients & Families:

Addiction is NOT Rare in Pain Patients

VIDEO: Addiction is NOT Rare in Pain Patients. Prescribers and the public have been misinformed about the risk of addiction.

Everything you need to know about chronic pain

VIDEO: This 5 minute animated video tells you everything you need to know about chronic pain.

OPG Online Training

VIDEO: Online training for providers in Chronic Pain Management & Opioid treatment with patient provider scenarios. 60 minutes.

Upcoming Events

Oregon Pain Guidance Group
Meets every month on the third Wednesday from 6 - 8 PM (5:30 for dinner - $10), room 108 Smullin Center, OPG also meets at Three Rivers Hospital in Grants Pass at the same time. CME is available for a small fee.
To be placed on the OPG email list, contact Michele Schaefer

Archived Events

In the Spotlight

Washington State Guidelines
Washington State Opioid Dosing Guidelines for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Washington State Dosage Policy
120 Morphine Equivalent Dosage (MED) Frequently Asked Questions

Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP)
PROP is an excellent resource for guidelines, links, videos, and more: www.supportprop.org

UW Project Echo
An excellent weekly collaborative learning opportunity. Contact information.

KOBI News Video
Recent KOBI special news show on the work of the OPG.

Naloxone — A Potential Lifesaver
Using Naloxone to treat overdose emergencies

FDA Rejects Moxduo
FDA panel rejects painkiller that combines morphine and oxycodone

NEJM Article
Medication-Assisted Therapies — Tackling the Opioid-Overdose Epidemic

Archived Spotlight Topics


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