Buprenorphine Resource Guide

The Buprenorphine Resource Guide is a resource that contains the various FDA-approved formulations of buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder and pain management. This resource guide also includes a brief history of buprenorphine and explains its analgesic effects.

Health Equity Organizational Assessment (HEOA) Affinity Group

Session 1: Kick-Off and HEOA Baseline


Session 2: Organizational Data Collection Processes


Session 3: Piloting Change


Session 4: Challenges and Strategies for Advancing the HEOA Pilot Projects


Session 5: Monitoring and Evaluating Progress


Session 6: Sustain and Spread


Buprenorphine for Pain: A Transition Guide from Full Agonist Opioid Prescriptions

Buprenorphine for Pain: A Transition Guide from Full Agonist Opioid Prescriptions is a tool intended to aid clinicians in switching patients off of full opioid agonists to buprenorphine, a partial mixed opioid agonist for pain management.

The information presented in this document should not be considered medical advice and is not a substitute for individualized patient or client care and treatment decisions.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs – New England, New York, New Jersey, Ohio & Mid Atlantic Regions

Hospitals may treat patients who are eligible for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (CR) that do not live or work nearby. Developing and maintaining a list of active CR programs with the facility’s address, contact information, and other relevant details can help CR care coordinators find a program that may be more convenient for the patient.

Regional listing for the following IPRO QIN-QIO areas are available:

Mid Atlantic (DC, DE & MD)


New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI & VT)


New York, New Jersey & Ohio


Ensuring Equitable Care: Understanding the Role of Trauma and Stigma in the Lives of Residents with a History of Addiction and Who Experience Chronic Pain

New Resource for Nursing Home Educators

IPRO and the Opioid Response Network (ORN) have
developed an education series for use by nursing home
staff educators. This education series will address the
often missed, yet impactful issues of addiction, trauma,
stigma, and chronic pain management.
This pre-packaged, two-month, six-module education
series includes:
• Three live webinars, with Delores Blackwell, PhD
(before, during and after the series) for educators to
review the education materials supplied and receive
support in presenting the content.
Educational content for all staff in a series of six
education sessions designed to last 25-30 minutes
each. Included for each session:
▪ Six prerecorded modules (15 minutes)
▪ Written materials to support discussion led by the
educator (10-15 minutes)

Antipsychotic Drug List

This resource provides a quick list of antipsychotic medications available in the United States. Post this list near the medication cart/room as a resource for staff administering medications.

End of Public Health Emergency – May 11, 2023 Recording of April 24, 2023 CMS Office Hour Call

Additional CMS resources shared during call:

Coronavirus Waivers | CMS

Creating a Roadmap for the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency | CMS

Current emergencies | CMS

CMS PHE Fact Sheet

Coronavirus Waivers | CMS

Unwinding and Returning to Regular Operations after COVID-19 | Medicaid

Laboratories: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19

Telehealth | CMS

List of Telehealth Services | CMS

External FAQ IFC-6 – 2.3.22 – Update (508 Compliant) (cms.gov)

LINKS Portfolio: Tobacco Cessation

The IPRO QIN-QIO has prepared LINKS (Local Interactive Network of Knowledge Sharers) education materials and guidance to help spread awareness about health topics relevant to your community members and support population health.

Each LINKS portfolio consists of a cover sheet, issue brief, and educational material/handouts. The cover sheet outlines the specific contents, suggested uses, and potential measurement strategies to assess reach and impact.

LINKS Portfolio: Tobacco Cessation Issue Brief


LINKS Portfolio: Tobacco Cessation Presentation


LINKS Portfolio: Tobacco Cessation Handout


Psychotropic Action Plan Data Collection Table

Data collection tool to assist with baseline data collection and ongoing data monitoring for use in conjunction with the IPRO PSYCHOTROPIC REDUCTION ACTION PLAN.
The goal is to document the status at the start of your action plan intervention. With a proper baseline, you can later demonstrate the efficacy of your interventions with improved numbers.

Psychotropic Review Worksheet

Resident-level review worksheet to facilitate providers with ensuring documentation, assessments, diagnoses, and other elements are considered when reviewing a resident record who is on a psychotropic.
This worksheet can be used as part of the facility’s overall Quality Assurance and Performance (QAPI) program, to assist MDS coordinators in completing the CMS Minimum Data Set (MDS) or to prepare for medical provider resident review for gradual dose reduction.

LINKS Portfolio: Cardiac Rehabilitation

The IPRO QIN-QIO has prepared LINKS (Local Interactive Network of Knowledge Sharers) education materials and guidance to help spread awareness about health topics relevant to your community members and support population health.

Cardiac Rehabilitation: What You Need to Know

Help spread awareness about the health benefits of cardiac rehabilitation, for patients with certain conditions.


Cardiac Rehabilitation: Building Awareness and Restoring Heart Health

This PowerPoint presentation is about cardiac rehabilitation and can be adapted to fit the needs of your specific audience or community.