Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health

Developing a model of care to address chronic pain

18 Apr 2023

The CEIH through the Statewide Chron­ic Pain Clin­i­cal Net­work, and with the sup­port of the Ado­les­cent Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work, are col­lab­o­rat­ing on a project led by the Uni­ver­si­ty of South Aus­tralia and the Men­zies Cen­tre for Health Pol­i­cy and Eco­nom­ics to devel­op a com­mu­ni­ty-based mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary mod­el of care for ado­les­cents with chron­ic pain and their fam­i­lies. The mod­el of care aims to pro­vide ear­ly sup­port for ado­les­cents with chron­ic pain and their fam­i­lies, improve men­tal health and health self-effi­ca­cy, reduce school absence, reduce opi­oid use, improve func­tion­al abil­i­ty, and pre­vent the pro­gres­sion of pain into adult­hood and asso­ci­at­ed long term dis­abil­i­ty and oth­er chron­ic health problems. 

Young peo­ple and their fam­i­lies will be involved through­out the devel­op­ment of the Mod­el of Care.

For more infor­ma­tion about the pro­jec­t’s fund­ing part­ners, vis­it Aus­tralian Pain Soci­ety and COPS for Kids.