Chronic Pain

Resources

 Initiative Overview

 

 Expression of Interest/Proposal Form

COMMUNITIES INVOLVED IN CHRONIC PAIN NETWORK

Providence Health

Vancouver Coastal: North Shore, Powell River, 

Fraser: Chilliwack, Fraser Valley, Ridge Meadows, White Rock/South Surrey

Interior: East Kootenay, Kootenay Boundary,Shuswap, South Okanagan Similkameen, Thompson Region

THE OPPORTUNITY

Shared Care Chronic Pain network aims to improve care for patients with chronic pain, and to support communities in the spread of successful work across BC. 

We are working with partners such as the Ministry of Health and Pain BC, to better coordinate initiatives to address chronic pain across the province. 

Communities engaged across BC are already doing great work in chronic pain care that includes:
  • Enhancing access to chronic pain care through new models of interdisciplinary care;
  • Linking patients, families and providers with patient self-management resources and support;
  • Enhancing skills and capacity for local physicians to provide chronic pain care and
  • Addressing the prevention and treatment of opioid use disorder.

SUPPORT OFFERED THROUGH THIS INITIATIVE

The Shared Care Committee is offering funding support to communities to join the Shared Care Chronic Pain Network. 

Communities joining the network will have the opportunity to share valuable lessons from their own experiences, as well as tools and resources that could benefit others. 

Communities approved for funding will receive centralized support and a spread toolkit including:

  • Resources and tools to support a collaborative approach to address identified issues and gaps. 
  • Evaluation framework including needs-assessment and evaluation tools. 
  • Coaching from a central team to guide and inform project activities.

THE PROCESS

PHASE 1: COMPLETE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

Up to $15, 000 will be provided for an EOI for communities to engage with chronic pain providers (GPs, SPs, allied health providers, patients, health authority, and other stakeholders) to gain a common understanding of local gaps and priorities, and to develop an action plan.

PHASE 2: PROPOSAL FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND SPREAD

Up to $55,000 will be provided to communities upon completion of the EOI and a proposal for support to implement and spread their chronic pain plan.  

WE’RE INTERESTED – WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?

Complete an EOI/Proposal by accessing the template available here.

If you require support please contact your local Shared Care liaison