The Blueprint works collaboratively with DVHA departments, other state agencies, community leaders, and providers to design and develop new programs and interventions that improve population health. This design work includes health care delivery reform, and increasingly engages human services and targets the social determinants of health. Current Blueprint design projects are previewed below.
Alternative Approaches to Managing Pain
The Blueprint is currently working with partners to develop alternative systematic approaches to managing pain. This will take the shape of pilot programs active in calendar year 2019. Each pilot program will include an interdisciplinary team of pain specialists, intensive and time-limited clinic-based services, and enhanced primary care services including ongoing medical, psychological, and complementary and alternative treatment modalities (CAMS) such as chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga, massage, Tai Chai, Feldenkrais, mindfulness, and meditation.
Communities interested in reviewing and responding to a Request for Information (RFI) regarding pilot prototypes can find the RFI here.