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The mission of U.S. Pain Foundation is to educate, empower, connect, and advocate for people living with chronic conditions that cause pain. As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those who live with painful conditions and their care providers, U.S. Pain Foundation helps individuals find resources and inspiration.
In 2019, U.S. Pain:
- Engaged a record 2,224 advocates to send emails to their policymakers through 23 total state and federal campaigns.
- Held two Pediatric Pain Warrior weekend retreats, which were attended by 327 kids and family members total.
- Expanded to 19 in-person support groups and five monthly support calls, helping an estimated 1,434 patients total.
- Mailed 1,254 resource kits, helped deliver 250 migraine “triage kits,” and distributed 15,288 pain warrior bracelets.
- Held 22 online educational events on topics ranging from acupuncture to pharmacogenetics, which were watched live or as recordings 10,493 times.
- Published two issues of the INvisible Project and one special edition for RetreatMigraine, with 20,250 copies total distributed.
- Developed a 16-page treatment guide, “Living Well with Chronic Pain,” distributing 1,613 copies over four months.
- Coordinated a Pain Awareness Month campaign, #LetsTalkAboutPain, featuring 31 patient video stories, which were viewed nearly 12,000 times in four months.
- Presented to 290 total medical students and health care providers at Brown University, John Hopkins University, and Massachusetts General Hospital.
- And more.
Spending and financials:
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Stats about chronic pain:
- Chronic pain is typically defined as pain lasting longer than three months
- Chronic pain affects 50 million Americans, not including children
- Severe chronic pain affects an estimated 19.6 million Americans
- Pain costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatments, disability payments and lost productivity