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Pathways to Safer Opioid Use Training

American Public Health Association, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use is an interactive, online training with a focus on the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain.

Objectives of the course include:

  • Apply health literacy strategies to help patients understand how to prevent opioid-related adverse drug events (ADE)
  • Identify risk factors, opioid medications, and interactions that increase people's risk for opioid-related ADEs
  • Use a multidisciplinary, team-based approach for treating patients with chronic pain
  • Combine the principles of the Health Literate Care Model and the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain management through case study examples

Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) and Continuing medical education (CME) credits are available after completing the course and taking a post-test.


The training is intended for:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Public health professionals, including health educators and interdisciplinary public health practitioners
  • Students in health-related fields
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This course is offered at no cost.

Application process

A course link is available on the program website.

The course will take approximately one hour to complete. Because it is not possible to save an incomplete training, be sure to allow adequate time to complete the training in a single sitting.

Tagged as
Health literacy · Health workforce education and training · Illicit drug use · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physicians · Prescription drug misuse · Primary care · Public health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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