The Community Pain Center’s Health Care Provider Assistance and Education (HCPAE) portal is the destination for HCPs to get tools and resources to help manage your patients with chronic pain. Here you will find:

  • Programs to increase your business revenue and profitability
  • Guidelines for complying with new health policy
  • Information about national strategies for treating pain
  • Patient engagement strategies to improve outcomes and increase retention
  • Continuing medical education opportunities
  • Strategies for enhancing patient-centered care around pain management
  • Strategies for adopting an integrative approach to treating patients
  • Guidelines for managing pain
  • Access to patient resources that support self-management through the CPC’s patient portal.

Statement of Confidence

By David Williams, PhD – Senior Scientific Advisor

As a senior scientist in the area of pain, I have many opportunities to collaborate with businesses. I chose to support the Community Pain Center (CPC) because it is doing the right thing for patients, while at the same time holding great potential for profitability–a win-win opportunity.

Over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and currently there are limited biomedical solutions. As with diabetes care, self-management is essential for improvement and reducing costs for chronic pain. The scientific community has and continues to develop effective self-management resources, but is hampered by the lack of a viable business plan to disseminate and sustain the availability of these resources on a broad scale. The Community Pain Center offers a solution.


Through its innovative use of social media to build a virtual patient-centric community, the CPC has figured out how to leverage the interests of patients, providers, advocacy organizations, insurers, and researchers to improve access to all facets of optimized pain care. There is something for all parties. Patients get to tailor their own care; providers and accountable care organizations gain access to a more complete complement of evidence-based treatment options; and research groups benefit from access to data on utilization, benefit, and use of social media in health care.

I’m supporting this endeavor because their heart is in the right place and they are doing for the pain community what has been needed for decades.

Our Expert Advisory Council


Lynne Kennedy Matallana
President/CEO, Community Health Focus, Inc.
Founder, Community Pain Center
Founder and Past-President, National Fibromyalgia Association


David Williams, PhD
Senior Scientific Advisor, Community Pain Center
President-Elect, American Pain Society
University of Michigan: Professor, Anesthesiology,
Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Psychology;
Associate Director, Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center


David Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP
Chief Medical Officer, Community Pain Center
Founding Director, Yale University’s Yale-Griffin
Prevention Research Center
President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine