WSHA PROVIDER TOOLKIT
As health care providers, you influence the choices your patients make. We developed a number of resources to help you communicate the simple steps people in your community can take to prevent opioid misuse.
Download materials below to print on your own. Or request a complete printed toolkit below, and we’ll ship materials to you.
A series of posters organizations can hang in exam rooms, waiting areas, or windows. All posters can be customized with your organization’s logo and contact information and printed with or without crop marks.
These are key messages you can share with patients about their role in preventing opioid misuse.
Share this letter with providers at your organizations to introduce them to the Starts with One campaign.
Rack cards explain how to use opioids responsibly. Share them with patients who are prescribed an opioid. All rack cards can be customized with your organization’s logo and contact information and printed with or without crop marks.
CAMPAIGN FACT SHEET
Learn more about the Starts with One campaign.
Click on any of the items below to download or request a complete printed toolkit.
Responsible Opioid Use
Digital Signage Slides
This video was created to showcase the new responsible opioid use materials that are available to WSHA members. We encourage you to take a look for a summary of the new materials that are available to providers and hear how WSHA members are already implementing these materials in their facilities and using them to start conversations with patients about responsible opioid use! The toolkit includes a rack card, wallet card, and prescribing best practices guidelines - all of which were developed in partnership with providers.
This video was developed to highlight the efforts that WSHA providers throughout the state are engaged in to educate their patients about responsible opioid use. Providers at EvergreenHealth and Columbia Basin Hospital share about the importance of starting conversations with their patients about how to safely use opioids and why they feel it is important to take the time to discuss things like: safely locking up medications and disposing of them when they are no longer needed, following the prescription guidelines closely, understanding that some pain is part of the healing process and finding alternative ways to manage pain such as heat and cold therapies, over the counter medications and practicing mindfulness and meditation.