The Cardinal Health Foundation offers four grant programs each year, including its Generation Rx opportunity which is in partnership with The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. The purpose of this program is to increase awareness of prescription drug misuse. Enough opioid pain medication prescriptions were written in 2013 to give every American their own bottle. While chronic pain is prevalent, Generation Rx wants Americans to understand the dangers associated with opioid use.
This year’s Generation Rx program, Best Practices in Pain Medication Use & Patient Engagement, seeks proposals that will “engage patients and their healthcare providers in reducing the number of opioids prescribed for pain management, while producing better patient outcomes and better pain management.” Applying the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, applicants will be required to meet four objectives:
- Develop comprehensive treatment plans
- Encourage patient engagement
- Measure progress
- Share best practices and outcomes.
Applicants may request up to $35,000 for the one-year project which is estimated to begin in April or May 2017. Applications are due February 27, 2017. To read the Request for Proposals in full, click here.