Promoting safe and effective care for low-back pain to reduce unnecessary treatments

This grant is one of five communications minigrants to educate patients or other stakeholders in Aligning Forces for Quality communities about a specific aspect of quality care, with the ultimate goal of devising models that other communities can replicate. With this grant, the Aligning Forces alliance in Oregon will target consumers--and, to a lesser extent, health plans, employers and providers--to raise awareness about a recently instituted clinical guideline that outlines low-cost, low-tech options for lower back pain, which in many cases can be a better alternative to expensive imaging and surgery. The alliance will create educational materials, disseminate them to patients and direct them toward a new website with more in-depth resources.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $80,000.00

Awarded on: 7/14/2011

Time frame: 8/1/2011 - 2/29/2012

Grant Number: 69214


Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation

520 S.W. Sixth Avenue, Suite 830
Portland, 97204-1514


Katrina Kahl
Project Director