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Best Practices in Rural Opioid Prescribing

The Ultimate Guide to Prescribing Opioids

This guide was developed for the Rural Opioid Prescriber Training Program with funding from the Illinois Department of Human Services.  The training program targets opioid prescribers in the 66 counties in western, central, eastern, and southern Illinois and was developed under the direction of the principal investigator, Kari Wolf, MD and a statewide advisory council.

Best Practices:

Opioid Prescribing Best Practices

Prescriber Training:

Rural Opioid Prescriber Training Program Modules

CDC TRAIN Opioid Courses


Illinois Resources

Federal and Organizational Resources

Quick Links:

Calculating Morphine Milligram Equivalents (MME)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Opioid Prescribing Courses for Health Care Providers

SAMHSA's Opioid Treatment Program Directory

CDC Opioid Overdose Prevention for States Microsite


Quality Improvement and Care Coordination:

Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

AHA Stem the Tide

Illinois Opioid Action Plan

Illinois Opioid Action Plan Implementation Report