6 Building Blocks

For Practices

CCHN and the University of Colorado's Department of Family Medicine (UC-DFM) are collaborating on a CDPHE-supported grant to provide training and implementation support for practices to implement and improve practices of safe opioid management. The Six Building Blocks project is an opportunity for practices to learn and share evidence-based practices in the areas of pain and safe opioid management, with a goal to improve care for patients with chronic pain and/or on chronic opioid therapy. It is a 15-month project based on an evidence-based change package of guideline-driven care for patients with chronic pain and patients on long-term opioid therapy.

If you want to learn how your practice can participate in this initiative please email allyson.gottsman@cuanschutz.edu

Shared Learning Community

The Shared Learning Calls will be held every other month on the 3rd Thursday at 8 am MST.  These calls will be facilitated by our expert faculty and allow participants on opportunity to share and learn from each other.  REGISTER

Upcoming Dates:  Nov 19, 2020

You will find the slides from prior calls below.

May 21, 2020, Presenter; Amy Wachholtz, PHD, Assoc Professor & Director of Health Psychology


July 16, 2020; Presenter; Rachael Rzasa Lynn, MD


Sept 17, 2020; Presenter;  Amy Wachholtz, PhD.
Director, Clinical Health Psychology Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver


Nov 19, 2020;  Presenter; Rachael Rzasa Lynn, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology


For Practices Currently Receiving Practice Facilitation

  • Each participating practice must complete a Practice Agreement to receive compensation from the University.
    • Download the Practice Agreement HERE
      • Fax to: 303-724-9746

Each participating practice should have key individuals from their team register for one of two project kickoff webinars:

These webinars are for the lead medical provider, lead behavioral health provider, or other QI team members who would be working on this project to start off on the same page. The webinars will be the same, so individuals are required to attend just one, but are more than welcome to attend both.

  • Practice Enrollment Survey - Only one person per practice needs to complete this survey, which will be sent to the practice.
  • Practice Assessment Survey - This survey will be completed with the Practice by the Practice Facilitator.


  • Post Facilitation Practice Survey - Only one person per practice needs to complete this survey.