Integrating Telehealth and Traditional Care in
Chronic Pain Management and Substance Use Disorder Treatment:

An Action Agenda for Building the Future State of Hybrid Care


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  • A new NAM Perspectives Discussion Paper explores how hybrid care models, a combination of telehealth and in-person care, can revolutionize treatment for chronic pain and substance use disorder to improve patient outcomes and promote health equity.
    Learn more about four key areas of opportunity to catalyze change: centering lived experience; enhancing workforce support and infrastructure capacity; focusing on safety and quality of care; and aligning regulation and payment policies with evidence-based care— 
  • To transform chronic pain and SUD care, we must strategically invest in telehealth and hybrid care solutions that center lived/living experience, prioritize safety and quality, and ensure care is accessible and equitable. A new NAM Perspectives Discussion Paper outlines four key areas of opportunity that can unleash the potential of hybrid care models to support the increasing demand for chronic pain and SUD care in the United States: 
  • The use of telehealth in care delivery offers innovative solutions to address long-standing challenges patients face in accessing safe, effective, and equitable chronic pain and substance use disorder treatment. Authors of a new NAM Perspectives Discussion Paper offer an action agenda to strategically invest in telehealth and hybrid care solutions to build better health care systems for those individuals living with chronic pain and/or SUD. Read the full paper here:
  • In a new #NAMPerspectives, authors underscore the importance of supporting the health care workforce and enhancing infrastructure capacity to ensure effective implementation of hybrid care models for both chronic pain management and SUD treatment. From expanding training programs to investing in technology, the paper outlines key priorities for health system stakeholders to meet the growing demand for specialized care. Learn more:
  • Authors of a new #NAMPerspectives issue a call to action for stakeholders across the health care landscape to foster the development and optimization of hybrid care models for both chronic pain management and SUD treatment. From clinicians to policymakers, educators to regulators, and payers to researchers, each has a unique and critical role to play in enhancing the effectiveness and accessibility of care. The action agenda offers a detailed guide for collective action to accelerate this health system transformation. Read the agenda here: 

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