COVID-19 information center

Watch our COVID-19-related webinars
Watch a webinar about COVID-19 and pain here and another on telehealth here.

Resources on COVID-19

For information on COVID-19, we recommend visiting the following resources:

How COVID-19 is affecting pain care

In order to better understand the challenges the pain community is facing and find ways to help, U.S. Pain Foundation recently conducted a survey of 664 individuals with pain about the impact of COVID-19.

The data, published in an April 15 report, highlights several concerning trends.

  • 77.4% said they were experiencing barriers to medical care
  • 63.8% said they were experiencing increased pain
  • 56.1% said they didn’t understand their insurer’s telehealth coverage policies

 

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How U.S. Pain is responding to COVID-19

  • For the safety of our community, we have postponed all in-person events for the remainder of the year.
  • We have ramped up our online educational and support program, including:
    • Launching a Pediatric Pain Warrior Virtual Retreat, which is providing free, weekly event for kids with pain and their families. Register here.
    • Kicking off “Building Your Toolbox,” an interactive videoconference series under the auspices of our support group network, Pain Connection. Register here.
    • Increasing communications about our five monthly call-in support group offerings. Register here.
    • Transitioned our in-person Advocacy Summit to be held as a Virtual Advocacy Training Series. (This event is invite-only.) Learn more.
    • Providing COVID-19-related education and content as needed, including webinars on: COVID-19 as a disease and two webinars on managing stress during the pandemic. We are also working on telehealth education and resources. See upcoming events.
  • In April, we conducted a survey on how COVID-19 has impacted pain warriors, publicized the results, and launched an advocacy campaign to ask policymakers to do more to protect patients. See the results.