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February 2019

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  • Chronic Pain Support Group Meeting
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  • Tucson Support Group
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  • Afternoon Pain Connection Chronic Pain Support Group Call
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  • Arlington, MA Support Group Meeting
  • Champaign-Urbana Chronic Pain Support Group
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  • Vancouver, WA Chronic Pain Support Group Meeting
  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome - RI Support Group
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  • The DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia) Pain Connection Support Group
  • Points for Pain
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  • Chronic Pain Support Group Meeting
  • Concord, NH Support Group
  • Concord, NH U.S Pain Support Group
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  • Ventura County CRPS and Chronic Pain Support Group
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  • Evening Pain Connection Live Conference Calls
  • Allentown, PA Support Group
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  • Medical Cannabis Webinar - IFOPA
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  • Chronic Pain Support Group Meeting
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  • Middlesex County Support Group in CT
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  • Sacramento, CA Support Group
  • Advocacy Webinar Series - The Power of Social Media
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  • Abilities Expo in LA
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  • New Saturday Pain Connection Live Call
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  • Vernon Hill, IL U.S. Pain Support Group
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  • Chronic Pain Support Group Meeting
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  • A Pediatric Pain Warrior's tips on advocating for yourself and others
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  • RARE DISEASE DAY 2019

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Scholarships available for support group leader training in San Francisco

Help us keep the conversation about pain going at a national level

Save the date for the next Pediatric Pain Warrior retreat!

Cindy Steinberg to speak at U.S. Senate hearing on pain management

Announcing the 2018 Ambassador of the Year: Dawn Stancliff!

Become a support group leader

Pain Warrior of the Month: Nancy Harris Bonk

Rare Disease Day is Feb. 28

Should Social Security Disability Insurance change how they consider pain?

Check out new video from the pediatric Disney retreat

Learn about school accommodations for your child

We’re breaking down patient advocacy. Are you in?

High schooler to build on $100,000 raised for children with pain through basketball games Jan. 24 & 29

Webinar now available on new federal guidelines on pain, why they matter and how to weigh in

Deadline to weigh in on federal pain management recommendations is April 1

2016 and 2017 990 Returns and a statement from U.S. Pain Foundation Board of Directors and interim CEO

Here’s to 2019

Federal task force calls for patient-centered, integrated approach to pain care

Understanding constipation with pain medications

Ongoing updates from the U.S. Pain Foundation’s Board of Directors and interim CEO

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

December’s Pain Warrior of the Month: Lynda Louisa Avallone

INvisible Project: Pediatric second edition published

Midterm elections see increased access to medical cannabis

Fight Gone Bad raises $22,000

U.S. Pain takes part in latest NIH Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee meeting

New study provides more precise data on chronic pain

U.S. Pain hosts first-ever pediatric pain retreat in Disney

Chronic pain and the risk of suicide: A staggering crisis, and what to do about it

Director of State Advocacy speaks on panel about opioids at BIO summit

You shop, U.S. Pain benefits!

Advocacy Network launches online training series

Pain warriors gather in Chicago

Pain Warrior of the Month: Jason Schutz

Cannabis continues to grow backing among lawmakers

Nominations are open for Ambassador of the Year

Getting to know our community

Win prizes, meet experts at free Boston event

Empower your family this KNOWvember

KNOWvember campaign to focus on kids with pain

Thank you for making 2018 Pain Awareness Month a success!

U.S. Pain Director to Serve on Pain Management Design Group

Congress agrees on opioid legislation that will likely pass this week

Learn About Your Pain website update underway

HHS Pain Management Best Practices Task Force holds second meeting

Everything you need to know about clinical trials

Ouchie launches new series highlighting patient voices

Take action to thank Delaware’s Governor for progressive pain legislation

Join us for free events in Boston and Chicago

Survey shows pain patients are interested in nonaddictive pain management options

U.S. Pain focuses newest INvisible Project on osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain

U.S. Pain Foundation awarded project grant from Massage Therapy Foundation

U.S. Pain announces collaboration with Pain Care Labs

Unite with pain warriors this September

Two deadlines this month to contact federal government on chronic pain

Take action on Oregon’s Medicaid proposal

New Illinois law protects families from insurance bait-and-switch

California considers medical cannabis research program

Massachusetts passes landmark legislation that includes help for pain patients

Announcing the new U.S. Pain blog, “Remedy”

Four online events about chronic pain this month

Tell Congress: Don’t punish people with pain

Pain warriors unite in speaking out at FDA meeting

Kids find hope, community at 2018 Pediatric Pain Camp

Pain Awareness Month is almost here!

Looking back at 2018 Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

2018 Pediatric Pain Camp slideshow

Pain Warrior of the Month: Mia Maysack

“From Ow To Om” explores mindfulness for pain

Patient groups come together to weigh in on HHS prescription costs plan

States beginning to support reimbursement for alternative care

Schedule a meeting with your elected official this summer

Getting to know U.S. Pain’s Interim CEO: Nicole Hemmenway

Learn how to use mindfulness to reduce pain and stress on July 17

Millions in federal funding earmarked for pain research

Bridging the gap between clinicians and patients

A Q&A about national battle over pre-existing conditions with expert and pain ambassador Dania Palanker

Making a difference: Pediatric pain warrior raises money with “Penny Wars for Pain”

Take a seven-minute survey about you and your pain

How self-advocacy can expand beyond your pain journey

September’s Pain Awareness Month puts patient voices in the spotlight

Pain Warrior of the Month: Lisa Davis-Budzinski

Pain Connection hosts support group training in Chicago, IL

Pain Awareness Month preparations have begun

U.S. Pain hosts third annual gala with special guest Karen Duffy

Pain Warrior of the Month: Dr. Sylvia Faircloth

May webinar features Q&A with ChronicBabe

Wrapping up the 2018 state legislative session

The federal government wants to hear from pain patients

ASA names U.S Pain “End Pain, Not Lives” Champion of the Year

Kicking off Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Ouchie offering special rewards for U.S. Pain volunteers

Pain Connection launches new support groups in WA, AZ, CA, and IN

U.S. Pain reps take part in first meeting of major pain task force

INvisible Project: Migraine second edition published

Learn how to thrive with chronic pain on May 15

Pain Warrior of the Month: Robert Thoms

Medical cannabis INvisible Project released

Advocates rally in Connecticut and Illinois for patient safety

Congress hard at work on major new opioid-related legislation

Help support U.S. Pain’s major annual fundraising event

Migraine and headache patients: your action is needed

Two U.S. Pain representatives nominated to major HHS committees

Drive U.S. Pain into first place during #WAAD18

High-level pain management task force accepting public comment

U.S. Pain announces new program, Disney retreat

Volunteers needed to help prepare for Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

“How to get the most out of massage” webinar rescheduled for April 12

Pain ambassador’s documentary to debut this month

Still time to take action to increase federal pain spending

Training future support group leaders

U.S. Pain outlines recommendations for CMS

Access to medical cannabis continues to expand across the country

Real Hope, Real Heroes Gala

Be the squeaky, creaky wheel

Becoming Incurable highlights ambassadors, kicks off crowdfunding

Pain warrior of the month: Julian Phillips

Pain Warrior of the Month: JP Summers

Real Hope, Real Heroes Gala date announced

Kids and families: your feedback is needed

U.S. Pain takes to the Capitol with Headache on the Hill

Advocate for medical cannabis in your state with a few clicks

How to get the most out of massage for chronic pain

Ouchie to unveil new app for iPhone and Android

Ambassadors help commemorate Rare Disease Day

What to expect in state legislation in 2018, and how to get involved

A statement from U.S. Pain Foundation

Take action now to fight for medical cannabis access

Help support a landmark pain research funding bill

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

Pain Warrior of the Month: Breanne Ramos

Two teens making a difference for chronic pain

New collaborations with Pain Pathways, National Pain Report

Rare Disease Day is Feb. 28

Recording available of insurance webinar

U.S. Pain testifies on key bills in MA

Register for the Jan. 16 webinar on insurance issues

Our 2018 resolution is to keep fighting for you

Michele Rice is the Joselynn Badman Ambassador of the Year

U.S. Pain speaks in favor of MA bill to protect pain assessment

U.S. Pain sponsors film project, “Becoming Incurable”

CrossFit fundraiser raises nearly $18,000

Denied treatment? This resource can help

U.S. Pain and 31 organizations speak out against repeal of patient access act

Rhode Island embraces chiropractic care to curb substance abuse

ACA enrollment deadline: Dec. 15

Group aims to put patients at center of assessing healthcare value

Pain Warrior of the Month: Krista Brack

No-cost charitable giving when you shop with smile.amazon.com

Five KNOWvember educational webinar recordings available

Director of NIH speaks at top pain policy meeting

Learn about complementary medicine this KNOWvember

New coalition calls for balanced aproach to opioids

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

Ambassador of the Year Award nominations open

Partnering with hospitals and clinics to share the U.S. Pain mission

Coalition applauds Florida bill to prevent medication interruptions

New York adds protections for patients on biologics

#DontMix campaign urges caution with meds and alcohol

Understanding the new CVS opioid policy

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

U.S. Pain goes international

Illinois governor signs network transparency bill into law

Two new online resources available

U.S. Pain announces theme for KNOWvember campaign

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

Despite opposition, CMS to replace pain questions on major survey

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

Take action to help patients affected by Hurricane Harvey

30-Day Challenges features giveaways, resources

National TV commercial airs

Pain Warrior of the Month: Wendy Berggren Foster

U.S. Pain Advocacy Network revitalizes national coalition

New U.S. Pain online tool: “Find a Specialist”

September volunteer webinar features medical cannabis expert

Speaking out on the ACA repeal

A proactive step in fighting the opioid crisis

Opioid taxation bills raise concerns

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

INvisible Project: RA/RD edition released

Speaking out on health care reform

Roundtable discusses benefits of abuse-deterrent formularies

CT law to end prohibition on pharmacists sharing cost-saving information

Alex & Ani fundraiser works like a charm

Take action on medical cannabis access

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

Continuity of care panel raises awareness in Pennsylvania

Understanding the BCRA

Queens Knocks Out RSD shines despite rain

NIH releases plan for pain research

Pain Warrior of the Month: Michele Rice

Hemmenway receives Unsung Hero Award

Feeling alone? Check out Pain Connection

Why one ambassador participates in PAM

Steinberg presents at NIH Pain Consortium Symposium

State advocacy update: biologics & interchangeable biosimilars

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Join the June Happiness Challenge

Top five ways to get involved with PAM 2017!

“Don’t Switch Me” campaign launches

INvisible Project migraine and headache edition published

Pain Warrior of the Month: Jeannette Rotondi

Telemedicine: Breaking down barriers to care

NPS event provides encouraging update

Take action on proposed changes to pain assessmment survey

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

Iowa patients celebrate passage of fail first reform bill into law

Future of live-saving health coverage unknown to millions

Pain Warrior of the Month: Dawn Stancliff

U.S. Pain relaunches educational website to Learn about your Pain

Update on nonmedical switching efforts

Speaking out on federal issues

Advocating for safer medications at the FDA

Tune in to two key federal pain policy events in May

Fun & easy ways to fundraise

Five ways to get involved in Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

U.S. Pain appointed to NCPIE board of directors

Lenox Smith speaks at largest medical cannabis conference

PAINS releases annual report: “Lost in Chaos: The State of Chronic Pain in 2016”

Pain warrior of the month: Crystal Grieves

Take Control of Your Pain takes to White Plains

Nonmedical switching efforts continue

Sharing the stories of patients who rely on biosimilars

Gileno & Steinberg honored with prestigious award

U.S. Pain volunteers take swift action at federal level

New CT chronic pain support group

INvisible project expands to two issues this year

Last call for migraine proclamations!

Responding to the ACA repeal debate

Pain Warriors of the Month: Laurie and Shawn Dickens

U.S. Pain launches support group training program

Volunteers advocate for headache, rare diseases

Action needed today on CMS proposal

VA restricts opioids for veterans and military service members

Biosimilars legislation sweeping across the country

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

Non-medical switching bills announced in three more states

200 patient groups send letter to HHS Secretary

Celebrating U.S. Pain’s 2016 achievements

Attend Take Control of Your Pain on April 2

Illinois lawmakers announce bill to enhance consumer safety protections

TN Patient & Provider Groups Applaud Legislation to Protect Against Unfair & Unsafe Prescription Coverage Reductions

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

Learn about the bills U.S. Pain is tracking in your state

Responses needed: take a survey on an unfair insurance tactic

Pain patient rights bill introduced in MA

CMS publishes new strategy to combat opioid misuse

Cindy Steinberg featured in The Boston Globe, selected for AAPM honor

U.S. Pain speaks out on potential ACA repeal, FDA biosimilars naming guidelines

Crazy Sock Day & Walk a crazy-success

Get involved with Rare Disease Day 2017

U.S. Pain partners with #CreakyJoints on Twitter chat

Finding positivity in pain

New York pain patients ring in the New Year with step therapy reform

Year in review: A letter from Paul Gileno

Announcing the Ambassador of the Year: Suzanne Stewart

Support U.S. Pain’s mission through fundraising

Shaina Smith presents at Summit on Balanced Pain Management

NY approves medicinal marijuana for chronic pain

AAPM honors Paul Gileno with Presidential Commendation

Medicare Part B demo defeated

21st Century Cures Act becomes law

Elementary School Child Raises Thousands of Dollars to Support Children Living with Chronic Pain

View the news archive (2016 and earlier).

Press releases

Read U.S. Pain’s latest press releases.

High schooler to build on $100,000 raised for children with pain through basketball games Jan. 24 & 29

The U.S. Pain Foundation moves forward

U.S. Pain focuses newest INvisible Project on osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain

U.S. Pain Foundation awarded project grant from Massage Therapy Foundation

U.S. Pain launches #PainWarriorsUnite campaign in honor of Pain Awareness Month

U.S. Pain Foundation CEO Resigns, Interim CEO Announced

U.S. Pain devotes latest INvisible Project to medical cannabis patient stories

“A Mile In Our Shoes” — A Documentary Film Premiere For People of All Abilities

Two U.S. Pain representatives nominated to major HHS committees

#MakeItVisible movement raises awareness, funding for invisible illness

U.S. Pain Foundation and Salix Pharmaceuticals Collaborate to Bring Awareness to ‘Painstipation’

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

Chronic pain organization applauds rejection of ACA repeal

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

Iowa patients celebrate passage of fail first reform bill into law

Future of live-saving health coverage unknown to millions

Illinois lawmakers announce bill to enhance consumer safety protections

U.S. Pain Foundation applauds legislation to protect consumer from unfair reductions in prescription coverage

TN Patient & Provider Groups Applaud Legislation to Protect Against Unfair & Unsafe Prescription Coverage Reductions

New York pain patients ring in the New Year with step therapy reform


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