Telehealth for Pain Management and OUD/SUD Meeting Series Convened by the National Academy of Medicine


The National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic convened a four-part meeting series on telehealth and virtual care for pain management, opioid use disorder (OUD), and other substance use disorders (SUD).

The first meeting in the series, Introduction to Improving Telehealth and Virtual Care for Pain Management and Opioid/Substance Use Disorder, was held virtually on December 17, 2021.

Representatives from several Federal agencies, medical and public health professional associations, advocacy groups, academia, health plan providers, and health systems met to:

  1. Review the goals and themes for the meeting series (patient access, care delivery and innovation, and quality of care)
  2. Learn about common barriers, challenges, and opportunities to improve integration of telehealth-enabled pain management and OUD/SUD services across care settings.

Access the Discussion Proceedings for a summary of the meetings, including a Federal-level overview of the current telehealth and virtual care environment and key points shared by pain and addiction specialists, as well as with persons with lived experience who are providing, accessing, and navigating telehealth-enabled pain management and OUD/SUD care.

For more information on the event, including the meeting recording, agenda, and presentations see: