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Pain Connection Live moves to Zoom + new specialized groups

Action opportunity: Help us thank key Senators

KNOWvember campaign sheds light on neuromodulation

Join our final “Building Your Toolbox” event of the year

Pain research federal committee meeting update

U.S. Pain takes part in five-day virtual conference

Pain warrior of the month: Lucy Dunning, LPC

Giving Tuesday is Dec. 1!

CMS proposed rule could reduce access to innovative pain management options

Join our last #NeuromodulationKnowledge event!

Specialized support for veterans and active military

What type of neuromodulation is right for you? Find out Nov. 12!

How to participate in a Twitter chat

U.S. Pain spearheads letter to Congress, 49 organizations sign on 

Learn about telehealth

Pain warrior of the month: Linda Shaw

Introducing the Disparities Solutions Advisory Council 

Learn about neuroplasticity and rewiring your brain in our next “Building Your Toolbox” event

Learn more about spinal cord stimulation

Symposium offers insight into future of pain care

The need for improved care continues long after Pain Awareness Month

Learn about OTC options with a pharmacist on Oct. 15

Building Your Toolbox series continues with self-massage expert

My Marathon raises awareness, funding

Have you started your pain plan yet?

U.S. Pain, AACIPM team up on pain management equity symposium

Advocacy round-up

Pain warrior of the month: Richard Kreis

Pain Awareness Month starts NOW!

Pediatric Pain Warriors kicks off My Marathon fundraiser

U.S. Pain establishes scholarship in honor of late ambassador

Learn more about core strengthening—tonight

Pain Warrior of the Month: Mary Beth Lewis

Get your telehealth questions answered on Aug. 24

Take our survey and be entered to win!

Pain Awareness Month 2020 sneak preview

CDC meeting outlines process for updating 2016 guidelines

U.S. Pain joins CBD coalition

Learn about aromatherapy

Pain warrior of the month: Kim Freitas

Pain Connection local support groups transitioning to Zoom

2019 annual report now available

Congress includes appropriation language about the Pain Management Best Practices report!

Virtual Advocacy Day update

Addressing inequality and health disparities

Pediatric Pete makes his way across the country

Ever wondered if acupressure is right for you?

Pain Warrior of the Month: LaQuinda McCoy

Read U.S. Pain’s comment to the CDC

Good news for patients in Lousiana

The need for migraine and headache awareness doesn’t end in June

Continuing to represent the patient voice–virtually

#MHAM2020: Two upcoming events, state advocacy campaign

Health care disparities in migraine and headache care: A panel discussion

Thank you for fighting for change

Join us as we fight for #aplanforpain!

Chronic pain approved as qualifying condition for cannabis in Connecticut

Building Your Toolbox holds second event, announces topic line-up

Virtual Advocacy Training Series launches

Pediatric Virtual Retreat focuses on education, family–and fun

Reminder: CDC docket deadline nearing

Join us Wednesday for “What Cluster Patients Want You to Know” in honor of #MHAM

INvisible Project: Migraine and headache 4th edition published

Pain Warrior of the Month: Bobbi Blades

Join us June 2 for the next “Building Your Toolbox” interactive session

Ergonomic tips for home: Positioning yourself for less pain

U.S. Pain welcomes two new members to Board of Directors, announces permanent CEO

Register now for the Pediatric Pain Warrior 2020 Virtual Retreat!

U.S. Pain takes part in RetreatMigraine: the Virtual Experience

Pain Warrior of the Month: Becca West

Join our new videoconference series, “Building Your Toolbox”

CDC announces comment period to inform update of opioid guideline

Join a May 4 webinar on finding balance during crisis

Have you written to your legislator yet?

Pediatric pain warriors: Join us for storytime and interactive PT

Survey highlights vulnerabilities of chronically ill during COVID-19 pandemic

Join the Pediatric Pain Warrior Program’s online events!

Webinar featuring two researchers on COVID-19 and chronic pain

Pediatric Pain Warriors host online talent show

Webinar recordings available: tips from a PT and COVID-19 coping strategies

Federal appropriations requests submitted

Pain Warrior of the Month: Kelly Ann Lewis (Starfire)

COVID-19: Pain-focused information and resources

An update on COVID-19 and U.S. Pain programs

RI: Take action to increase affordability of medical cannabis

CO: Let’s improve access to PT, OT, acupuncture, and certain pain medications

Kentucky: Two bills to take action on!

2020 state pain policy trends round-up

Learning to lead a meaningful support group

Migraine diseases makes national headlines

U.S. Pain brings 15 pain warriors to Headache on the Hill

U.S. Pain Foundation team members on the move

Pain Warrior of the Month: Charity Schussler

The National Academy of Medicine wants to hear from people with pain

Ways to volunteer with U.S. Pain

Pediatric fundraiser celebrates five years, $110,000 raised

Pain care state bills to follow in 2020

NY: Two exciting bills would help chronic pain community

KY: Bill that would make health plans cover chronic pain treatments yet to be heard

Announcing 2019’s Ambassador of the Year: Ernie Merritt

A Q&A with the newest member of the Board of Directors: Marv Turner

Pediatric Pain Warrior Program reveals new video; Points for Pain game scheduled for Feb. 20

Iowa: Bill that keeps you on your medications headed to hearing 

Take these surveys to help expand understanding of CRPS and chronic migraine disease

U.S. Pain spearheads joint letter to Congress from 30 patient and professional groups

Hearing on medical cannabis important progress; take action to ask for second hearing

A new way to reduce anxiety, stress, poor sleep—and pain

Maine pain warriors: Take action on tax credit for caregivers bill

Summary of FDA listening session on osteoarthritis now available

Your advocacy made a difference in CMS’s recent decision!

Yoga for chronic pain: An interactive class and Q&A

Sign up for a unique, eight-week program for people with pain in Tucson, AZ

Advocates continue to push for hearing on pain management best practices

Living with pain is about celebrating small triumphs.

KNOWvember brings creativity front and center

Ambassador of the Year nominations now open

Pain Warrior of the Month: Elisa Friedlander

Want to encourage medical cannabis research at the federal level?

Pain Connection announces next support group leader training; scholarships available

Third Pediatric Pain Warriors retreat brings together more than 200 attendees

Chronic Pain Patients Pinpoint the Need for Improved Methods to Assess Pain

Survey study reveals improvement needed in pain assessment 

Read U.S. Pain’s letter to the FDA

How should the FDA evaluate new medications for pain?

Pain Warrior of the Month: LaSheila Yates

Pain warriors convene in Dallas for Advocacy Summit

Interim CEO a keynote speaker at American Massage Therapy Association convention

 Volunteers get creative with fundraising

Protect pain patients’ rights in MA

Pain Connection adds two new support groups

Calling all creatives! Take part in our KNOWvember campaign: #ArtThroughPain

U.S. Pain Foundation submits comments to CMS RFI

Baseball fans: tune in to the game this Saturday to catch mention of U.S. Pain

CMS holds public meeting on pain and opioids, seeks public comment by Oct. 11

Next Pediatric Pain Warrior retreat announced; golf fundraiser to be held Oct. 26

Sixth training brings together 20 future support group leaders

#LetsTalkAboutPain creates much-needed conversation

Introducing the newest member of the Board of Directors: Shawn Dickens

Cindy Steinbergs speaks about pain at CMS

Don’t miss the Pain Awareness Month Storyathon

This Wednesday: learn how you can fight for legislative change

Have you tried kinesiology tape?

Enter by Friday to win a Quell 2.0 device!

Shine Blue for Pain lights up 40 locations

Take our survey about chronic pain

Join our conversation with film director Victoria Suan

30 days. 30 stories.

Cindy Steinberg to speak at CMS meeting

Pain Awareness Month Slideshow, Week 1

Introducing our Pain Awareness Month 2019 sponsor, Thrive Tape

U.S. Pain organizes listening session on osteoarthritis at FDA

U.S. Pain spearheads joint letter to the U.S. Senate HELP Committee

Four days left!

Don’t be shy.

Kids with pain and families attend 2019 summer camp

Pain Warrior of the Month: Jenn Heater

U.S. Pain Foundation reps take part in two national conferences 

INvisible Project: Migraine Edition state house tour stops in Sacramento

U.S. Pain staff member publishes op-ed on cannabis for pain

Encourage CMS to cover acupuncture

Don’t be silent: Speak up about pain this September

Tiny needles, big relief

Update on the Pain Management Best Practices Task Force

INvisible Project state house tour kicks off in RI; next stop: CA

Looking back at National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month 2019

Get involved now with Pain Awareness Month!

Becoming Incurable: host a screening in your hometown!

Pain Warrior of the Month: Sue Ann Stelfox

Next training for support group leaders announced; scholarships available for current volunteers

Do you ever feel like your doctor just doesn’t “get you”?

Kids and families connect at second Pediatric Pain Warrior retreat

INvisible Project: Migraine third edition now available

National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month is here!

Do you have two minutes to fight for better pain care?

The federal report on pain management is finalized. What’s next?

U.S. Pain representatives take part in federal task force’s final meeting

Participate in the final meeting of the federal task force on pain

Do you have drug sensitivities?

FDA, CDC react to harm to pain patients

Pain Warrior of the Month: Angelica “Heidi” Brehm

Pain Connection adds four support groups and new monthly call

Congress introduces step therapy act, state efforts continue

Pain community unites to respond to federal draft report

U.S. Pain unveils new magazine, hosts storytelling workshop at RetreatMigraine

Pain Warrior of the Month: Ernest Merritt III

Pediatric pain warrior retreat registration now open

San Francisco training provides crucial skills for future support group leaders

Recent Points for Pain games raise $5,000 for kids with pain

CPATF submits letter on draft report to HHS Secretary Azar; docket letter planned

Take our survey and be entered to win an Amazon gift card!

Are you struggling to work because of pain?

One month left to comment on federal recommendations on pain

Headache on the Hill brings 160 advocates to Congress

Hearing on pain makes headlines: Let’s keep up the momentum

Learn about the draft report on pain management

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

MA 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

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

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

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

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

Seven 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

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

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

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

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

Support U.S. Pain’s mission through fundraising

Shaina Smith presents at Summit on Balanced Pain Management

NY approves medicinal marijuana for chronic pain

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