Addressing the isolation of chronic pain
A journey toward sustainable health is more likely to be successful with the right support. Peers are people with lived experience directly relevant to specific health challenges, who have been specially trained to provide support. Peers act as advocates for the patient, helping him or her to better navigate personal challenges and to achieve individually set 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 lead to 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.
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 give clinicians improved insight into the TrueHealth of their patients.
A critical resource in healthcare
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, peers can assist the patient 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