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- Pain Awareness Month 2020 sneak preview
- CDC meeting outlines process for updating 2016 guidelines
In advance of its Pain Awareness Month campaign, which will focus on the importance of multidisciplinary care, U.S. Pain Foundation has launched a survey on barriers to effective pain management. The survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete. It is open to all United States residents with chronic pain.
“We know that multidisciplinary care is best practice in pain management, but too often, multimodal therapies are unaffordable or otherwise inaccessible to patients,” says Nicole Hemmenway, U.S. Pain Foundation CEO. “We’re hoping this survey can help us better understand some of the barriers patients face in getting the treatment they need, and in doing so, help identify possible solutions.”
U.S. Pain Foundation is pleased to share a sneak preview of its 2020 Pain Awareness Month campaign, which begins Sept. 1. This year’s theme is #MyPainPlan and will focus on the vital importance of an individualized, multidisciplinary, multimodal approach to pain care.
The 2020 campaign is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Sunbeam®, a manufacturer of electric appliances, including heat therapy products.
On July 22, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) to address the topic of pain management. The CDC is preparing to update its 2016 Opioid Prescribing Guideline for Chronic Pain.
“The most critical part of the meeting was the CDC’s announcement of the process they will be using to update the Guideline,” says Cindy Steinberg, National Director of Policy and Advocacy for U.S. Pain, who attended the meeting by phone. “The CDC also shared the names and affiliations of 24 individuals selected for a working group, which will review the new Guideline prepared by CDC and issue a report for the BSC/NCIPC to review and consider. We are pleased to see that Kate Nicholson, JD, a patient and patient advocate, was included.”
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