A Community Call to Action

Southern Oregon has a problem with painkillers. In the past decade we have averaged over 30 overdose deaths a year in Jackson County alone. Health care providers are writing the prescriptions for those pills, and we understand that we have to now be a part of the solution to this public health crisis.

Doctors, Counselors, Administrators, and others have been meeting monthly since 2011 to create a community standard of care for chronic pain, and to devise a plan to bring those guidelines into common practice.

We created this website to inform you, our colleagues and neighbors, of our work, and to invite you to use the tools we have created.

We are hoping you will join us in this effort to establish appropriate best practices for our community in the treatment of complex chronic non-cancer pain, in Southern Oregon.