In The News
- U.S. Pain spearheads letter to Congress, 49 organizations sign on
- Introducing the Disparities Solutions Advisory Council
- Learn about neuroplasticity and rewiring your brain in our next “Building Your Toolbox” event
U.S. Pain Foundation’s Cindy Steinberg, National Director of Policy and Advocacy, has been leading a small workgroup focused on efforts at the federal level to advance the recommendations in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Report.
In August, the chairs and ranking members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Health Subcommittee, and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee sent a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar acknowledging the pandemic public health crisis we face, but reminding the secretary that we cannot lose sight of the other ongoing public health crisis of substance use disorder (SUD) and overdose, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic. These legislators asked the secretary for a briefing on the SUD crisis and recommendations on what more the federal government needs to do to address this crisis.
In July, U.S. Pain Foundation announced the creation of the Disparities Solutions Advisory Council. The goal of the council is to improve health equity and inclusion for those within the chronic pain community. Each month, the council meets virtually with Nicole Hemmenway, CEO, to discuss their insights and opportunities for improvement.
We are pleased to introduce the 11 advisory council members.
Our exploration of tools to help you reduce your pain and improve your overall health and well-being continues this month with our next “Building Your Toolbox” event on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 pm ET. Please note the date change due to Election Day.
About Building Your Toolbox
Building Your Toolbox is unique in that it is held in a meeting format on Zoom, so participants can see, hear, and interact with the speaker and one another. At the end of a short presentation by the speaker, participants will have a chance to ask her questions directly. The conversation will be guided by Gwenn Herman, LCSW, DCSW, Clinical Director of Pain Connection, and long-time support group leader, Bobbi Blades.
Our Commitment to You
An organization created by people with pain for people with pain, U.S. Pain recognizes and validates the challenges 50 million Americans endure every day. We strive to be the leading source of support for those living with pain, as well as their caregivers and care providers.
U.S. Pain is here to offer hope, information, and stories and to honor those whose lives have been affected by pain.