On May 26, U.S. Pain Foundation launched its first-ever Virtual Advocacy Training Series for its top pain advocates. Typically, the organization hosts advocacy trainings as in-person weekend summits, but because of the COVID-19 situation, it elected to move the event to an online format.

Thus far, 38 advocates have joined the training sessions, led by Cindy Steinberg, National Director of Policy and Advocacy. Each session includes interactive components, like breakout groups and Q&As.

Topics being covered include:

  • Session 1 (May 26): What is Advocacy, and What is Pain Policy and Why Should We Care?
  • Session 2 (May 28): The Power of Your Story: How to Effectively Share Your Story
  • Session 3 (June 2): Issues & Trends in Federal Pain Policy & How to Engage
  • Session 4 (June 5): The Pain Management Task Force Report and Our Asks: Connecting Your Story to the Need to Implement the Report
  • Session 5 (June 9): Engaging in Our Advocacy Day: How to Call, Email, and Tweet Your Legislators

The fifth session on June 9 will be open to the public in advance of U.S. Pain Foundation’s Virtual Advocacy Day (which will take place June 11). To join that session, register here.

If you would like to join a training series in the future, keep an eye out for calls for applications in upcoming newsletters.


Thank you to our sponsor of this series: Genentech!