Fostering research on pain and pain-related disability

In 2020, we fostered pain research in several important ways: partnering on research projects as a collaborator, co-author, and knowledge mobilizer; supporting recruitment efforts for pain-related research studies; and co-leading patient engagement initiatives.


research partnerships


knowledge translation activities

Implementing research findings

  • We previously engaged in researched that showed people with pain who experience marginalization need to be better reflected in Pain BC materials
  • In 2020, we completed a photo project aimed at beginning to address this challenge
  • Three advisory groups informed the project and evaluated outcomes
  • Photos were taken of real people with pain from three priority communities
    • Indigenous
    • LGBTQ2S
    • Newcomers & refugees
  • Photos from this project will be used to update and improve our materials and resources in 2021