As part of its “Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic,” the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) recently hosted a listening session to better understand the experiences of people living with chronic, non-cancer pain, including their experiences interacting with and navigating the health system. NAM also is seeking patients to share their experiences online via this survey.

The content gathered from the listening session and the online survey will inform the creation of a “person-centered pain management journey map.” The journey map will outline approaches to effective communication that lead to strong clinical relationships and optimal quality of life for people with pain.

If you’d like to share your experiences with NAM, please fill out the survey by Feb. 27. NAM will also have follow-up opportunities available to contribute to and inform the work of the Action Collaborative.