Six Building Blocks of Pain Management and Safe Opioid Therapy in Primary Care (6BB)
Oregon’s 6 Building Blocks Tool is a clinical self‐assessment designed to assist providers in following the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines while continuing to provide effective care for chronic pain.
The prescribing guidelines were developed in 2017 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to the Opioid overdose epidemic in the US. The Guidelines were updated in 2022. In 2017, the PSU Regional Research Institute for Human Services, home of the I-Lab, worked with the Oregon Health Authority and multiple other partners to create this expanded version of the 2015 Six Building Blocks of Safer Opioid Prescribing, previously developed in Washington and Idaho. Funding for the development of the expanded tool was provided by Grant #1U17CE002751 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
All of these documents are downloadable for free. We ask for your name, email, and organization when you download the assessments as a record of how these tools have helped our communities. Submission of this information is voluntary.
Ready to Take the Next Step in 6BB Implementation?
We will work with your organization to evaluate your safe opioid therapy program implementation using a variety of tools, consultation, assessment customized to your organization’s needs, and documentation of program outcomes.