Six Building Blocks

A Team-Based Approach to Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care

This website introduces the Six Building Blocks, provides tools and resources for improving care, and offers implementation guidance. The Six Building Blocks can help anyone who is interested in improving the care of patients using long-term opioid therapy.

What are the Six Building Blocks?

The Six Building Blocks program provides an evidence-based quality improvement roadmap to help primary care teams implement effective, guideline-driven care for their chronic pain and long-term opioid therapy patients.


Care Managers Nurses Primary Care Provider (Physician, ARNP, or PA) Psychologist/Mental Health/Psychiatrists

Practice type

Behavioral Health Primary Care

Resource type

Tools Checklist

Practice transformation

Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Opioid Use Team Based Care Quality Improvement Practice Organization Population Health

Publication date

Policy and reference

Health Care Delivery Reform