Awareness & Advocacy Programs

INvisible Project

U.S. Pain Foundation’s flagship program, the Invisible Project, creates chronic pain awareness through the stories and photographs of real people living with pain.

Ambassador Network

Pain ambassadors are volunteers who represent the organization in their communities. They help other individuals in need, organize educational events, and more.

Advocacy Network

With the help of our network of volunteers, we focus on several key issues to work to create positive change for pain warriors at the state and federal levels of government. 

Pain Awareness Month

Each September, U.S. Pain hosts a number of activities, events, and campaigns to both empower and educate pain warriors and to increase awareness in the general public.

Medical cannabis program

U.S. Pain offers a designated medical cannabis program led by two expert advocates. The program seeks to increase safe, fair access to medical cannabis for people with chronic pain.

Education Programs

PEP Talks

U.S. Pain Foundation offers regular webinars on topics important to the pain community, ranging from dealing with insurance coverage denials to the benefits of meditation.

Living with chronic pain

Living with chronic pain is an online hub with tips and information on pain management to help patients understand their options. There’s also a corresponding 16-page booklet.

Learn about pain management across seven multidisciplinary categories, choose which treatment options interest you, and create your customized, personalized pain plan to share with your provider.


Each November, we bring you an educational campaign on certain theme related to chronic pain. Activities and programming include free webinars with experts, Twitter chats, daily facts, and more.

Take Control of Your Pain

Held throughout the country, Take Control of Your Pain events are free education days for pain warriors and caregivers to learn tools to empower them to take control of their personal pain journeys.

Support programs

Pain Connection

Pain Connection empowers people with chronic pain to improve their quality of life and take a more active role in their treatment by providing information on support groups, Pain Connection Live Conference Calls and other valuable resources.

Pediatric Pain Warriors

Dealing with pain is hard for anyone, but it’s especially tough on children and their families. This program includes weekend retreats, educational events, a pen pals program, pediatric-themed INvisible Projects, and more.

Clinician programs


The National Coalition of Chronic Pain Providers & Professionals (NCCPPP) offers education, referrals, networking, and other opportunities for pain care providers and organizations.

Fundraising programs

Points for Pain

Created in 2015 by Tyler Cashman, whose mom lives with pain, Points for Pain is a unique fundraiser where sports fans pledge donations based on the number of points their team scores. Tyler has raised more than $100,000 to benefit the Pediatric Pain Warriors Program.

Fight Gone Bad

Organized by Interim CEO Nicole Hemmenway and her husband, Rick Dyer, Fight Gone Bad is a fundraiser in the form of a CrossFit workout, held annually in Los Altos, CA. Past events have supported the INvisible Project, Pain Connection support groups, and more.