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Press Kit

Mission:

The mission of U.S. Pain Foundation is to educate, empower, connect, and advocate for people living with chronic conditions that cause pain. 
As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those who live with painful conditions and their care providers, U.S. Pain Foundation helps individuals find resources and inspiration.

Stats about U.S. Pain:

As of November 2018, U.S. Pain Foundation has:

  • More than 15,000 members and 1,500 volunteers
  • Social media reach of more than 217,000 followers combined on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Partnered with over 200 other patient, clinician and health care organizations
  • Published four editions of the INvisible Project
  • Hosted three Take Control of Your Pain days this year
  • Hosted more than 12 webinars
  • Coordinated more than 12 support groups and three support group monthly calls

View last year’s annual report.

Stats about chronic pain: 

  • Chronic pain is typically defined as pain lasting longer than three months
  • Chronic pain affects 50 million Americans, not including children
  • Severe chronic pain affects an estimated 19.6 million Americans
  • Pain costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatments, disability payments and lost productivity
  • Chronic pain is still widely underfunded, misunderstood and undertreated.

Download our infographic about chronic pain.

Spending:

Visit our Transparency page.

For media inquiries, email contact@uspainfoundation.org.