Sign up here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. 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 Now through Thursday: Win an Enso device ($250 value) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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).