Please join us for a briefing and discussion to learn about non-pharmacological strategies to address opioid use and chronic pain management in underserved populations. This topic is timely and important because on January 1, 2018, in an effort to address
the opioid epidemic, the Joint Commission mandated that hospitals provide or educate patients on non-pharmacologic pain treatment options including acupuncture, chiropractic care and massage therapy. While these non-drug options have often been seen as a complementary
approach, potentially reducing the need for opioid medications, more and more health care organizations are recognizing that in order to mitigate the opioid epidemic, non-drug therapies should be used as first-line treatments for pain management.