Educating providers to better assess and manage pain

Pain Foundations

In the fall of 2020, we launched a new version of our Pain Foundations course – Pain Foundations for Primary Care Providers. This version is specifically intended for physicians and nurse practitioners to develop clinically relevant approaches to chronic pain management, including non-pharmacological treatments and prescribing best practices. We also began national sales of the courses at a modest cost. Both versions remain free to health care providers in BC thanks to the support of the Province of British Columbia.


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of learners said they would make a change in their practice as a result of taking the course
Pain Foundations course participant

Very useful and relevant – one of the best online health related course I have taken. I can’t wait to use the tools and resources!

Pain Foundations course participant

I enjoyed the well-rounded approach with cultural considerations for our diverse population of patients. Understanding the importance of body language, choice of wording and sensitivity to trauma is extremely helpful in changing my approach when working with a patient experiencing chronic pain.

Gentle Movement and Relaxation


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Gentle Movement and Relaxation course participant

This excellent course significantly increased my confidence and provided me with tools and resources.

BC ECHO for Chronic Pain


ECHO registrants


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of attendees would recommend it to a colleague
BC ECHO for Chronic Pain participant

The [BC ECHO for Chronic Pain] sessions are extremely helpful. Participating [in] these sessions helps me feel less isolated and validates my treatment approach. I also learn a lot about areas that I don’t know a lot about. I truly appreciate the interdisciplinary context of these sessions.

BC ECHO for Chronic Pain participant

The [BC ECHO for Chronic Pain] is a wonderful learning platform. I love the short didactic to build knowledge. The most helpful learning for me is from the rich case discussions and learning from the expert opinions – and the recognition that pain management is not just about pharmaceutical approaches. Thank you. I am a fan.

BC ECHO for Chronic Pain participant

The [BC ECHO for Chronic Pain] sessions are a great way to gain perspective from a variety of health care professionals and have access to multiple lessons working on a similar goal; to help guide the individual in pain to the best way we know how.

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