In The News
- A statement from U.S. Pain Foundation’s Board of Directors and interim CEO
- KNOWvember webinars on pediatric pain now available to watch
- Watch now: Chronic pain and the risk of suicide
We want to share an update regarding a situation discovered earlier in 2018. As a result of an internal audit, we were dismayed to discover financial irregularities involving the former CEO of U.S. Pain Foundation. The Board of Directors immediately hired an independent attorney and a forensic accountant to investigate. The findings were clear that this individual had misused funds from the U.S. Pain Foundation. The Board concluded that the former CEO repeatedly misled and concealed information from the Board of Directors and staff. The Board demanded and received the former CEO’s immediate resignation.
Kids with pain have unique obstacles, and they deserve unique support. With this in mind, the 2018 theme for U.S. Pain’s annual KNOWvember campaign was pediatric pain. The month included daily facts on social media and four special webinar events.
Recordings of each event are now available via the links below. You can watch them at any time.
Cannabis and Children: Navigating Parents Through Stigma
Ellen Lenox Smith
A recording is now available of U.S. Pain Foundation’s Nov. 26 panel discussion, “Chronic pain and the risk of suicide: A staggering crisis and what to do about it.”
The event was prompted by a study published this September in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which found that more than 10 percent of suicide cases in the United States involve chronic pain. Panelists discussed reasons behind this statistic, offer tips for coping with the mental health challenges pain creates, and gave suggestions for how clinicians and caregivers can help.
A Few U.S. Pain Programs
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Learn About Your Pain
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Take Control Of Your Pain
Take Control Of Your Pain are patient-education days for pain warriors and care champions to learn tools to empower them to take control of their personal pain and medical journeys.Learn More>
Pain Medicine 411
Pain Medicine 411 shares credible information regarding medication safety.Learn More >
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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 therefore strive to be the leading source of support for care champions and those living with pain conditions.
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