The Six Building Blocks Program has been a collaborative effort across individuals and organizations and continues to evolve. We greatly appreciate the clinicians and staff from the clinics from the WWAMI region Practice and Research Network (WPRN) who participated in the study that led to the development of these materials. They are our teachers, and the true heroes who every day face the challenges of providing compassionate patient-centered care to people with chronic pain who use opioids long-term.

Brooke Ike deserves special recognition as she led the effort to translate study materials and experiences into the resources and tools you find here on this website. Mark Stephens led the website development.

This project was originally supported by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R18HS0237850). Additional funding was provided by Washington State Department of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Washington State’s Olympic Communities of Health. The WPRN is funded by the Institute of Translational Sciences (UL1 TR002319). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, CDC, or WA DOH.

Please direct questions about the website materials to SixBB@uw.edu.

The original development team included:

Michael Parchman, MD, MPH
The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI)

Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, MPH
University of Washington, Department of Family Medicine

Brooke Ike, MPH
University of Washington, Department of Family Medicine

Kelly Ehrlich, MPH
KPWHRI

Nicole Ide, MPH
University of Washington, Department of Family Medicine

Kari Stephens, PhD
University of Washington, Department of Family Medicine

Mark Stephens, BS
Change Management Consulting

David Tauben, MD
University of Washington

Nicole Van Borkulo, Med
KPWHRI

Michael Von Korff, ScD
KPWHRI