Hennepin Healthcare receives state grant to address non-narcotic pain management

Hennepin Healthcare will make it easier for people to find non-narcotic pain management resources and will also offer a group medical visit model thanks to grants from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) as part of their Non-narcotic Pain Management Mapping and Demonstration Projects.

The first project will create the Non-Opioid Pain Alleviation Information Network (NO PAIN) that will identify and promote evidence-based pain management services and modalities in Minnesota that do not involve narcotics. This will include creation of a website to make it easier for people to find resources to help Minnesotans manage chronic pain without the use of narcotics. The project will also assess the barriers and facilitators to non-narcotic pain management.

“Our mapping work will provide an information resource for Minnesotans in pain,” said Dr. Arti Prasad, Chair of Internal Medicine at Hennepin Healthcare. “Specifically, we will provide statewide mapping of the comprehensive resources for non-narcotic pain management to equally empower patients and providers towards a path of ‘do no harm’ pain alleviation.” 

Program leadership will also use the grant to create a group medical visit model for non-narcotic pain management. The Hennepin Healthcare Interventional Pain Clinic will offer group care over a two-year period, where patients with chronic pain will work together using didactic learning through themed topics, active learning in mind-body integration, movement and practice, and healthy eating. Patients with chronic pain will participate in these cohort sessions and provide valuable feedback on the effectiveness of the intervention. The pilot program will be led by a clinician and an RN/wellness health coach who are passionate about integrative pain management strategies.

“We are thankful to the Minnesota Department of Health for granting us an opportunity to serve the State through these two projects that are antidotes to the ongoing opioid epidemic,” said Dr. Prasad. “Our work will demonstrate that pain management and healing are possible without narcotics if these therapeutic approaches are introduced early to prevent the pain from becoming chronic and opioid-dependent. Our mapping study and website will become an information resource for Minnesotans in pain.”

The project team is being led by Drs. Arti Prasad, Richard Printon, Katherine Shafto, and Ms. Sophie Kurschner.

For more information, go to: https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/opioids/mnresponse/nnpmgrant.html

Hennepin Healthcare names Chief People and Culture Officer

Tonya Jackman Hampton

Tonya Jackman Hampton, Ed.D., MBA, has joined the leadership team at Hennepin Healthcare as the new Chief People and Culture Officer (CPCO). In this role, she oversees all human resources functions, including HR shared services, Talent Acquisition, Organizational Development and Employee Engagement, Compensation, Labor Relations, HR Operations and Diversity and Inclusion.

“We are excited to have Tonya join our leadership team at this pivotal time as our health system meets the needs of our workforce, while caring for our community during this global pandemic,” said Jennifer DeCubellis, CEO. “She brings a rich background and energy to the critical work we have in front of us to develop and support a world class workplace and sharpen our strategic focus on diversity, inclusion, and engagement across our system.” 

Over the past 25 years, Tonya has led in global and national companies within the Human Resources operations of HealthPartners, Planned Parenthood, and Medtronic, as well as many other organizations. She founded and is now an Adviser for Sequel Consulting Group and was the Managing Principal for an award-winning woman owned firm – Cook Ross, focusing on transforming organizations into inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible cultures by implementing strategies through organization development practices.

Tonya earned a Doctor of Education in Organization Development and an MBA in Human Resources Management from the University of St. Thomas. She has a B.A. in Political Science/Pre-Law from Clark Atlanta University. She is currently a board of trustee for The Minneapolis Foundation, African American Breast Cancer Alliance, and Co-Chair for the Twin Cities Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable. She previously served on numerous other community boards and committees including the Bridge for Youth and as president of the National African American Association for HR Professionals MN/Twin Cities Chapter. She is a member of The Links Organization and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – two international and community based organizations.  

About Hennepin Healthcare

Hennepin Healthcare is an integrated system of care that includes HCMC, a nationally recognized Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and acute care hospital, as well as a clinic system with primary care clinics in Minneapolis and across Hennepin County. The clinic system features a large outpatient Clinic & Specialty Center in downtown Minneapolis and a network of clinics in the North Loop, Whittier, and East Lake Street neighborhoods of Minneapolis, and in the suburban communities of Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Richfield, and St. Anthony Village. Hennepin Healthcare has a large psychiatric program, home care and hospice, and operates a research institute, philanthropic foundation, and Hennepin EMS. The system is operated by Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., a subsidiary corporation of Hennepin County.