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Pain Perspectives: Collaborating with Patients to Enhance Services (Northern Health).

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Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Hybrid

Open to Northern Region

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The Regional Chronic Diseases program at Northern Health is seeking partners with lived experiences with chronic pain to actively collaborate on improving patient- facing resources. There may also be opportunities for consultation on improving pain care services. Initially, this work will involve reviewing materials via email and providing feedback through email or phone. In future, we may explore virtual and/or face to face meeting, if feasible based on geographical considerations.

The commitment to this work will not be more then 2 hours a month and patients are free to decide the level of involvement in the work.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Consult on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • Chronic Pain
Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Farzana Amin Lead, Chronic Diseases | Northern Health (250) 649-6290

From Our Community

Agnes Black

Director, Health Services & Clinical Research and Knowledge Translation – Providence Health Care

Agnes Black

It’s really hard to make changes in health care. When a PVN patient partner says, ‘This is important to us’ it keeps us grounded on why a change is needed and keeps us motivated to keep going on projects.