Improving systems

We know complex problems can’t be solved by one group alone – improving the lives of people in pain requires collective action. In 2021, Pain BC collaborated with people in pain and their families, health care providers, other non-profit organizations, government, researchers, and many others to work toward our shared goals of improving the systems people in pain rely on to stay well.

British Columbia

  • We coordinated three active provincial Working Groups with 84 members to:
    • Review clinical tools to improve assessment of people when accessing pain-related programs and services and to assist connection to appropriate resources
    • Review self-management program curricula to support implementation of best practices
  • As part of ICBC’s new “Enhanced Care” model, we began developing a seven-hour online training course to help ICBC Recovery Specialists understand pain and its treatment, the experience of people living with pain, and the best ways to provide support.

Canada

  • We engaged in Health Canada’s Canadian Pain Task Force:
    • Pain BC’s Executive Director led the Task Force as co-chair
    • This work led to Health Canada’s 2021 report, An Action Plan for Pain in Canada
    • We empowered other organizations to raise awareness of the Action Plan and advocate for its implementation by launching the #PrioritizePain campaign with more than 40 campaign partner organizations across the country

We know complex problems can’t be solved by one group alone – improving the lives of people in pain requires collective action. In 2020, Pain BC collaborated with people in pain and their families, health care providers, other non-profit organizations, government, researchers, and many others to work toward our shared goals of improving the systems people in pain rely on to stay well.

British Columbia

  • Coordinated three active provincial Working Groups with 84 members to:
    • Review clinical tools to improve assessment of people when accessing pain-related programs and services and to assist connection to appropriate resources
    • Review self-management program curricula to support implementation of best practices
  • As part of ICBC’s new “Enhanced Care” model, we began developing a seven-hour online training course to help ICBC Recovery Specialists understand pain and its treatment, the experience of people living with pain, and the best ways to provide support.

Canada

  • We engaged in Health Canada’s Canadian Pain Task Force:
    • Pain BC’s Executive Director led the Task Force as co-chair
    • This work led to Health Canada’s 2021 report, An Action Plan for Pain in Canada
    • We empowered other organizations to raise awareness of the Action Plan and advocate for its implementation by launching the #PrioritizePain campaign with more than 40 campaign partner organizations across the country