Altarum Institute and Palladian Partners, an Altarum company, have a multiyear contract to support the NIH Pain Consortium in the selection and operation of Centers of Excellence in Pain Education (CoEPEs). The NIH Pain Consortium, comprised of representatives from almost all of the NIH Institutes and Centers, seeks to enhance pain research and advance pain management education nationwide. CoEPEs will develop, evaluate, and promote pain management curriculum resources for health care professionals that will advance the assessment, diagnosis, and safe treatment of pain.
As "Pain Champions," the Centers of Excellence will be leaders for change in the pain management education of medical, nursing, pharmacy, dental, and other health professionals nationwide. In cooperation with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is leading this effort, Altarum/Palladian managed the selection of 12 CoEPEs, soliciting proposals, conducting an online two-tier review process engaging pain experts nationwide, and convening representatives of several participating NIH Institutes and Centers. Altarum/Palladian will also manage project launch meetings; guide the production, evaluation, and approval of resources; coordinate marketing plans; convert content into interactive web resources; and develop a web environment to deploy the CoEPEs new education modules.
The 12 CoEPEs awardees are:
- Harvard School of Dental Medicine
- Johns Hopkins University
- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
- Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine
- University of Alabama at Birmingham
- University of California, San Francisco
- University of Maryland
- University of Pittsburgh
- University of New Mexico
- University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
- University of Rochester
- University of Washington
Read the CoEPEs NIH press release.