Communication efforts surrounding opioid use and pain management have received a boost, with a $5,000 grant from Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon.
The grant was provided to the regional initiative called PainWise. Formed two years ago, PainWise addresses the growing crisis surrounding opioid use and misuse in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. Since then, organizers have expanded their focus to include more general education and resources about pain.
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