The VA Opioid Safety Initiative Cyberseminar

Chronic pain is more common in Veterans than in the non-veteran U.S. population, more often severe and in the context of comorbidities. The comprehensive OSI strategy includes education of providers and expanded access to non-pharmacological treatment options.

Pain Management and Opioid Safety

Pain Management and Opioid Safety Investigator Insights Podcast Series May 2018 A Talk with Dr. Heather Gilmartin and Dr. Joe Frank Summary: Dr. Heather Gilmartin, nurse scientist at the Denver/Seattle Center of Innovation in Denver, Colorado, talks with her colleague, Dr. Joe Frank, primary care physician at the Denver VA and health services researcher at […]

JAMA Medical News & Perspectives

Robert Kerns, PhD, spoke with JAMA about the creation of the Pain Management Collaboratory and its goals for this multi-agency initiative.

Effectiveness Research on Mind and Body

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health presents “Strengthening Collaborations with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.” (photo: EJ Hersom)

NIH launches HEAL Initiative

Building on extensive, well-established NIH research, the initiative is a trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.

Reaching Veterans with Chronic Pain

Dr. Steve Martino and Dr. Marc Rosen, both substance use researchers at VA Connecticut Healthcare System in New Haven, aim to introduce the array of services available through VA to Veterans who are suffering from pain.