Provider Training & Education

The Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech Carilion are partnering to provide healthcare provider education to care for patients at risk for, or with a history of, opioid addiction. Learn more about Project ECHO®.

Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) promotes safe prescribing and dispensing practices for covered substances by providing timely and essential information to healthcare providers. Learn more about the PMP from the Virginia Department of Health Professions.

Improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of people who misuse or overdose from these drugs. CDC developed and published the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain to provide recommendations for the prescribing of opioid pain medication for patients 18 and older in primary care settings.

Prescribers can learn about Virginia’s regulations governing prescribing of opioids on the Board of Medicine website.