Resources for Opioid Prescribers

NEW 2020 Illinois State Requirements 
Illinois physicians are required to take three hours of Continuing Medical Education specifically on safe opioid prescribing practicesThe IAFP has online courses to meet this requirement!

Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program
State law requires that all prescribers with controlled substance licenses must register for the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program . The Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is an electronic tool that collects information on controlled substance prescriptions, reported on a daily basis by retail pharmacies dispensing in Illinois. If you are not already registered, please visit and register. If you have any problems registering, call the PMP for assistance at 217-524-1311 or email [email protected].  
IL-PMP registration and implementation information.

Have you checked out PMPNow?  Learn more online or from this PMPNow Brochure

Prescription Monitoring Program: How-To Videos

New Pilot Program enables a prescription for medical cannabis as an alternative to opioids.  Learn more

IAFP Supports SB 1828 – Safe Needles and other Substance Abuse Harm Reduction
Jan. 27, 2020 Gov. Executive Order establishes Governor's Opioid Overdose Prevention and Recovery Steering Committee

Fact & Figures
CDC National Center for Health Statistics

Provider Education
IAFP's SafeRx Prescriber Program

Online CME: The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians already has three, 1-hour online courses on opioid safety that you can take today and more planned for the future!  Find them at and earn CME credit (login required)

Challenges and Best Practices in MAT for OUD
Presented by Thomas Huggett, MD, MPH, Family Physician and Medical Director – Mobile Health Lawndale Christian Health Center Chicago and Gagandeep Goyal, MD, Medical Director, Addiction Wellness Services
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Solo/Small Group Practice
Presented by Mary C. “Molly” Rutherford, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FASAM, Founder/CEO, Bluegrass Family Wellness, PLLC
Opioid Safety in Primary Care
Presented by William Campbell, DO, Chair, IAFP Opioid Safety Workgroup, Campbell Health Solutions, SC, Tinley Park, IL

To complete these courses, please login to Your username for this site is unique and is NOT your IAFP or AAFP login.  If this is your first time visiting our education website, you will need to register and create a (free!) account.   You will find all courses that meet the new requirements under the tab "IL State Requirements:"

AAFP Education toolkit
AAFP is part of an Opioid Response Network

Resources for your practice

RALI- Illinois Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative - elevating solutions to the opioid epidemic in Illinois.
Click here to learn more about our partnership with RALI-IL and how you can join them, too

llinois Department of Public Health  video on how to give the Naloxone nasal spray
IDPH Illinois Opioid Action Plan

Illinois Opioid Hotline - Free and confidential help, 24/7

Order cards for your practice

 Click here to access downloadable images for your practice website


 National Safety Council has free "Warn me" labels for insurance cards and "mail back" envelopes for unused pain medication.  You can order limited quantities for your practice at no cost.



Fentanyl flyer from Live4Lali and Chicago Recovery Alliance

Postcards, Flyers, and Posters available online for download.







Opioid resources:

Telligen QIN’s Speaking Out on Pain Management Podcast

Dive into the world of chronic pain management and explore alternative treatments for chronic pain with the Speaking Out on Pain Management Podcast. Each episode offers a fresh perspective from doctors, nurses, counselors and everyday pain-sufferers on the front lines of treating and living with chronic pain. New episodes available on the second Wednesday of each month until December. Produced by Telligen, the Quality Innovation Network for Colorado, Illinois and Iowa.
Episode 1: Pain Contracts

Episode 2: Non-Opioid Approaches to Pain Management

Episode 3: Tips on Combatting the Patient, Provider, and Pharmacist Disconnect

Episode 4:Pain Assessments: A Patient’s Experience and What The Doctor Recommends

Episode 5: Unexpected Ties Between Mental Health and Pain Management

Telligen, a quality improvement organization Opioid Web Page


Last Updated on Thursday, February 13, 2020 02:41 PM