The three-stage approach provides step-by-step instructions for leading primary care practices through implementing improvements to opioid management using the Six Building Blocks. This implementation approach includes three stages, with a flexible timeline based on the needs of the clinic. While anyone can use these materials to implement improvements in opioid medication management, it is specifically written for quality improvement leaders and project managers.  

Getting Started 

To learn more about whether an independent implementation of the comprehensive three-stage approach is a good fit for your clinic, see the readiness assessment, Is Implementing the Six Building Blocks Independently Right for Us

If you decide this is the right approach, convene a Leadership Commitment Meeting with appropriate organizational leadership in order to formally determine if and when you want to begin implementing improvements to opioid management. Once you have leadership commitment, download the three guides, and get started!