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. 

Robert Kachko

 

Co-Founder

Clinical Programs and Technology

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Physician, Healthcare Innovation and Peer Advocate

Meet The Team

Andrew Vickery

Co-Founder

Peer Champion /

Commercial and Business management

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Technology Banker and Investor, Peer Leader and Advocate

Scientific Advisory Board

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Leading Pain Psychologist,

Editor-In-Chief

Journal of Pain Research

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Social Coherence Researcher,

Director of Research

HeartMath Institute

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Psychosocial Chronic Pain Research,

Clinical Faculty - University of Washington - School of Medicine

Peer Support Thought Leader,

Director - Temple University 

Collaborative on Community Inclusion

 

About Peer Support

Peers help patients feel
heard.

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

 

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