CO*RE is a partnership between several medical and healthcare provider organizations, including AAPA.

Its mission is to promote individual and population health and public safety through timely, evidence-based, outcome-oriented, and interprofessional education related to the comprehensive management of pain, addiction, and their comorbidites.

AAPA has aggressively lobbied for PAs to be part of the solution to the nation’s opioid epidemic. As a result of our efforts, PAs are eligible to become waivered to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid addiction. U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly supported passage of the House-Senate Conference report to S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2016 and the U.S. Senate followed suit. The legislation amends federal law (the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 or DATA 2000) to permit PAs to become waivered to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid addiction. 

FREE CME! PA/NP 24-Hour Waiver Training
ASAM, AAPA, and AANP have formed a collaborative to provide a two part training created to satisfy the 24-hour requirement as described in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). 

Opioid Use Education Program The Opioid Use Disorder Education Program (OUDEP) is an accredited, free, online medical education program for the identification and management of opioid disorder. This program is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, PAs, physicians and other healthcare professionals collaborating to treat patients with substance use disorder.

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use
Pathway to Safer Opioid Use is an immersive, interactive training tool that was designed using the opioid-related recommendations outlined in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention Plan. The training uses the principles of health literacy and a multimodal, team-based approach to promote the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain. Approved for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Medscape - Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives - 2017 Update
Medscape offers an online opioid education program. The goal of this activity, Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives, is to provide education on the safe use of extended-release, long-acting opioid analgesics. Approved for 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

 
Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives
This activity addresses the opioid public health crisis, including strategies for safe opioid prescribing, the newest clinical guidelines on the treatment of chronic pain, and state policies about prescribing opioids.
Research-Based Clinical Strategies to Prevent and Address Adolescent Substance Use and Prescription Medication Misuse: Being Part of the Solution | Part 1
This activity is part 1 of 2, and aims to help PAs discuss, identify, and address substance use and prescription medication misuse with adolescent patients. Also available: View Details
Research-Based Clinical Strategies to Prevent and Address Adolescent Substance Use and Prescription Medication Misuse: Being Part of the Solution | Part 2
This activity is part 2 of 2, and aims to help PAs discuss, identify, and address substance use and prescription medication misuse with adolescent patients. Also available: View Details

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