Pain Ambassador Network

Chronic pain patients are often ignored, misunderstood, and undertreated.

We must work together to change that.

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Become an ambassador

The U.S. Pain Ambassador Network isn’t just a network of volunteers–it’s a family. Many of our ambassadors form relationships with their fellow pain warrior that last a life time.

We also understand that, because of pain, finding the time and energy to volunteer can be difficult. That’s why our ambassador program is tailored to your needs and abilities. Many activities can be done from the comfort of your home. Examples of ambassador efforts:

  • Host an information table or awareness event in your community (can be at a hospital, a library, a statehouse… anywhere!)
  • Help distribute U.S. Pain materials and resources (e.g. ask to share with your doctor’s office, your local library, etc.)
  • Participate in different awareness campaigns year-round, such as Pain Awareness Month or KNOWvember
  • Participate in or host a fundraiser (online or in-person)

How it works:

  1. Sign up to become an ambassador by providing your email here. We’ll email you a link to an application questionnaire. It only takes about five minutes to complete..
  2. After you complete the questionnaire, you’ll become a “junior ambassador.”
  3. Complete three tasks as a junior ambassador to earn the “ambassador” title and receive a certificate and ambassador package!

Ambassadors are eligible for special benefits, like trainings, webinars, and conferences. We hope you’ll join our ambassador family! If you have questions, email or

Fill out a quick survey to become an ambassador!

Ambassador toolkit

Once you sign up as an ambassador, you will receive a welcome email and a password to access the ambassador toolkit, which has resources to help you to maximize your impact on behalf of the chronic pain community. If you already are an ambassador and haven’t received the password, email

Resources in the toolkit include:

  • Ways to engage
  • Proclamations resources
  • Beautify in Blue resources
  • Light up the Landmark resources
  • Media policy
  • Code of Conduct policy

And more!

Access the ambassador toolkit!

Current opportunities

Latest ambassador news

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Becoming Incurable highlights ambassadors, kicks off crowdfunding

Pain warrior of the month: Julian Phillips

Real Hope, Real Heroes Gala date announced

Kids and families: your feedback is needed

How to get the most out of massage for chronic pain

Ambassadors help commemorate Rare Disease Day

Apply now to attend the Phoenix support group leader training in March

Two teens making a difference for chronic pain

Rare Disease Day is Feb. 28

Recording available of insurance webinar

Register for the Jan. 16 webinar on insurance issues

Michele Rice is the Joselynn Badman Ambassador of the Year

CrossFit fundraiser raises nearly $18,000

No-cost charitable giving when you shop with

Five KNOWvember educational webinar recordings available

Learn about complementary medicine this KNOWvember

Volunteer webinar: “How to talk about pain so your doctor will listen”

#MakeitVisible brings invisible illness to the forefront

Pain Warrior of the Month: Noelle Chelli Lopez

#MakeItVisible movement raises awareness, funding for invisible illness

Medical cannabis webinar recording available

Volunteers raise awareness across the country during PAM

Educating the next generation of physical therapists

Pain Warrior of the Month: Timothy Eli Addo

PAM 2017 slideshow

Join the #MakeItVisible movement

Watch U.S. Pain’s president and founder on Facebook Live

U.S. Pain Foundation takes lead on national Pain Awareness Month effort

U.S. Pain and Quell partner to offer fundraiser, discount

30-Day Challenges features giveaways, resources

September volunteer webinar features medical cannabis expert

U.S. pain launches bimonthly volunteer webinars

Nine ways to participate in Pain Awareness Month

Pain Warrior of the Month: Third Annual Pediatric Pain Camp attendees

Alex & Ani fundraiser works like a charm

Ty Cashman’s pointers on hosting a Points for Pain game

Third Annual Pediatric Pain Camp slideshow

Queens Knocks Out RSD shines despite rain

Feeling alone? Check out Pain Connection

Why one ambassador participates in PAM

Join the June Happiness Challenge

Top five ways to get involved with PAM 2017!

INvisible Project migraine and headache edition published

Pain Warrior of the Month: Jeannette Rotondi

U.S. Pain program, Points for Pain, honored by New York Yankees

Fun & easy ways to fundraise

New CT chronic pain support group

Last call for migraine proclamations!

U.S. Pain launches support group training program

Volunteers advocate for headache, rare diseases

Points for Pain raises nearly $9,000 in three games

Migraine and headache patients fight back with Headache on the Hill, Migraine Awareness Month

Crazy Sock Day & Walk a crazy-success

Get involved with Rare Disease Day 2017

Finding positivity in pain

Announcing the Ambassador of the Year: Suzanne Stewart

Support U.S. Pain’s mission through fundraising

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The Joselynn Badman Ambassador of the Year Award

Nominations are being accepted NOW through Nov. 15, 2017.

A tribute to a fellow pain warrior who was active within U.S. Pain Foundation, The Joselynn Badman Ambassador of the Year Award is an annual recognition presented to a volunteer who has excelled in grassroots awareness and advocacy efforts for the pain community. The award is given to an ambassador and/or advocate who inspires others to make a positive difference by aligning with the organization’s mission to educate, connect, inform and empower pain warriors while advocating on behalf of the entire pain community.

How does the nomination process work?

U.S. Pain Foundation welcomes anyone to submit a nomination for an individual they feel deserves to be the recipient of this prestigious honor. The nominee, however, must be a pain ambassador, advocate and/or volunteer for U.S. Pain. The nomination committee is made up of five individuals from various departments within the organization, all of whom have direct contact with Pain Ambassadors and/or Advocates.

The nomination committee is charged with the following:

To select a U.S. Pain Foundation pain ambassador, advocate and/or volunteer who exemplifies a willingness to give back to the pain community through U.S. Pain Foundation-driven programs, initiatives and campaigns, while carrying out the organization’s mission to educate, connect, inform and empower those within the pain community.

Members of the nomination committee will additionally make its selection based on the nominee’s efforts and commitment of time, accomplishments, impact to the pain community and enhancement of the lives of others.

Nominations close on Nov. 15, 2017. Self-nominations are not permissible. The nominee will be notified that he/she has been recommended to receive the Ambassador of the Year Award and will then fill out additional information for the nomination committee to review.

Tips to make your nomination stand out

Make clear points.
Gain information about the nominee from others.
Create a unique picture of your nominee.
Keep it brief.



Past recipients

2016 Ambassador of the Year: Suzanne Stewart

Pain ambassador and advocate since 2015, Michigan.
Learn more about Suzanne.

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 About Joselynn Badman

An active and nurturing pain ambassador for several years, Joselynn Badman was an inspirational volunteer for others living with chronic pain who sought hope and support. Joselynn was able to provide comfort to those who felt their pain condition was not validated. A pain warrior since 2007, Joselynn learned to live life with pain and not in pain, despite the conditions she fought. While a volunteer for U.S. Pain Foundation, Joselynn was able to raise awareness within her state of Indiana, advocated for patient rights and educated others about issues impacting the chronic pain community.

In 2015, Joselynn courageously lost her pain battle, but her legacy lives on. Her willingness to always support the pain community for the greater good of others continues to shine throughout the efforts of the organization and those volunteers who were fortunate to have known Joselynn. She has inspired other ambassadors to become more actively involved with U.S. Pain Foundation initiatives and has touched the lives of each and every U.S. Pain team member.
U.S. Pain Foundation is honored to memorialize Joselynn’s dedication to the pain community through this unique and empowering award.