This Resource Guide is based on the findings from NACHC’s February 2023 convening with 25 experts in health equity, pain management, and SUD treatment from across the United States. These experts provided diverse and critical perspectives on key topics and resources for compassionate and equitable, high-quality care to patients experiencing pain, SUDs, or both. This resource guide distills these valuable findings.
After using this Resource Guide, health center care teams will be able to:
- Demonstrate increased awareness and understanding of health equity, implicit bias, intersectionality, cultural humility, and harm reduction
- Apply strategies for patient-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed care when patients experience pain, SUDs, or both
- Access additional evidence-based resources and best practices for equitable pain management, SUD treatment, and meaningful linkages to care