Supporting The Chronic Pain Community
Driven by an understanding of the deep impact of social connection and support on how people recover from health challenges, our goal is to change how the healthcare system engages with people suffering from chronic pain and opioid use disorder. To do so, we're mobilizing the Peer Support community to integrate social support into a comprehensive biopsychosocial pain care model.
Peer Support is powerful, and it is made more effective when people feel empowered to take charge of their health through self-management. Our platform aims to improve communication, promote sustainable behavioral change, and increase opportunities for empathic connection between people dealing with persistent pain.
Peer Support Thought Leader,
Director - Temple University
Collaborative on Community Inclusion
About Peer Support
Peers help patients feel
Addressing the isolation of chronic pain
You don't have to do this alone. A journey toward sustainable health is more likely to be successful with the right support. TribeRx Peer Coaches are people who have lived with chronic pain and have unique experiences to share. They have been specially trained on the TribeRx approach, and are looking to provide support. Your Peer Coach can act as your advocate, helping you to better navigate personal challenges and to achieve your goals. Peers not only provide support, but also offer the opportunity for partnership and accountability in making the types of lifestyle changes that are necessary to ease chronic pain.
Proven Outcomes, Reduced Costs
Peer support has been proven to help people feel better, even with the most challenging chronic health concerns. Peers help people achieve better outcomes, particularly for those who suffer from mental health, substance use and chronic conditions. At TribeRx, we have unmatched experience in creating and guiding peer programs to produce exceptional results.
A critical resource in healthcare
One way to think of a peer is as a "smart friend". Someone who has been through what a patient is facing and found ways to make the best of it. Someone to hear their concerns and give valuable and timely advice. Peers serve to address isolation, which is both a cause and effect of chronic illness. They act as a critical resource, covering gaps in care.
Outside of facilitating TribeRx groups, our Peer Coaches can assist by:
Making introductions to resources that may be helpful
Providing insight into every aspect of the patient experience
Providing physical and emotional support in meeting challenges
Accompanying patients to appointments
Providing in-home and community visits
Advocating on all levels
Modeling successful adaptation to chronic pain