The Beacon Newsletter
The Beacon serves as an informative resource for providers by giving early access to newly released materials, educational opportunities and important updates. This newsletter is also a chance for the network to show support and recognize program participants by highlighting their successes and sharing their stories with others in the Compass OPSS Community. This newsletter is distributed the second Wednesday of each month.
Compass Opioid Stewardship Certificate Program participants are invited to sign-up (Link) to receive text updates that distribute information on upcoming education events and new program resources.
News and updates are posted to the Compass Opioid Stewardship Certificate Program's Facebook group page (Link). The focus of this page is to give everyone the opportunity to be open and share their voice. This Facebook group and it's participants follow the Facebook Respectful Communication Policy that helps support thoughtful, inclusive and respectful conversations.
The iCompass Forum (Link) is a communicative platform created by Iowa Healthcare Collaborative. One of the functions of this platform is to help providers receive access to information, resources and opportunities to connect with other healthcare providers.
Education + Resources
ICOMPASS provider resource library
This iCompass resource library serves as an archive for valuable external and internal materials that were collected by the Compass OPSS team.
Visit the iCompass Provider Resource Library (Link)
Access on-demand education including webinars, courses and virtual events.
Visit the iCompass Academy Webpage (Link)
Compass Opioid Prescribing and Treatment Guidance Toolkit
This toolkit holds resources to help clinicians limit new opioid prescriptions, optimize nonopioid pain management strategies, implement risk management and harm reduction strategies for patients on chronic opioid therapy, and diagnose and treat patients struggling with opioid use disorder.
View Toolkit (Link)
IHC COMFORT RESOURCES
IHC has created the IHC Comfort Resources to address the opioid epidemic and change the framing of pain when prescribing opioid medications to focus on comfort and functionality.