The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) recently announced that the U.S. Pain Foundation is among eight patient groups selected in the “consumer organization” board of directors category. U.S. Pain will serve on the board through 2019.

Founded in 1982, NCPIE is a nonprofit coalition representing nearly 100 organizations. NCPIE’s mission is to develop and improve communication and information about the appropriate use of medicines by creating programs, educational resources, and other services for patients and clinicians.

The seven other groups in the consumer organization category are the Alliance for Aging Research, American Association of Kidney Patients, American Heart Association, National Consumers League, National Organization for Rare Disorders, National Osteoporosis Foundation, and Men’s Health Network.

To view the full roster of board of directors, click here.