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Programs

Awareness Programs

INvisible Project

U.S. Pain Foundation’s flagship program, the Invisible Project, creates chronic pain awareness through the stories and photographs of real people living with pain.

Ambassador Network

Pain ambassadors are volunteers who represent the organization in their communities. They help other individuals in need, organize educational events, and more.

Advocacy Network

With the help of our network of volunteers, we work to create positive change for pain warriors at the state and federal levels of government.

Pain Awareness Month

Each September, U.S. Pain hosts a number of activities, events, and campaigns to both empower and educate pain warriors and to increase awareness in the general public.

Medical cannabis program

U.S. Pain offers a designated medical cannabis program led by two expert advocates. The program seeks to increase safe, fair access to medical cannabis for people with chronic pain.

Education Programs

Take Control of Your Pain

Held throughout the country, Take Control of Your Pain events are free education days for pain warriors and caregivers to learn tools to empower them to take control of their personal pain journeys.

Learn about Your Pain

Looking for concrete, credible information about your diagnosis written by people who have pain, too? This online directory offers in-depth information and resources for a multitude of pain conditions.

NCCPPP

The National Coalition of Chronic Pain Providers & Professionals (NCCPPP) offers specialized education, referrals, networking, and other opportunities for pain care providers and organizations.

Webinars

U.S. Pain offers a variety of online educational events from expert speakers, so you can learn about ways to manage your pain from the comfort of your home and on your own schedule.

Pain Medicine 411

Discussing the risks and benefits involved with various prescription drugs, Pain Medicine 411 is a website that empowers patients to make safe, informed decisions about their treatment program.

KNOWvember

Each November, we bring you an educational campaign on certain theme related to chronic pain. Activities and programming include free webinars with experts, Twitter chats, daily facts, and more.

Support programs

Pain Connection support groups

Pain Connection empowers people with chronic pain to improve their quality of life and take a more active role in their treatment by providing information on support groups, Pain Connection Live Conference Calls and other valuable resources.

Pediatric Pain Warriors

Dealing with pain is hard for anyone, but especially children. This program includes weekend retreats, educational events, a pen pals program, pediatric-themed INvisible Projects, and more.

Fundraising programs

Real Hope, Real Heroes Gala

The Real Hope, Real Heroes Gala raises funding to support U.S. Pain’s programs through ticket sales and an auction. Most important, the evening also recognizes pain warriors for their courage, resilience, and willingness to share their lives with us through the INvisible Project.

Points for Pain

Created in 2015 by Tyler Cashman, whose mom lives with pain, Points for Pain is a unique fundraiser where sports fans pledge donations based on the number of points their team scores. Tyler has raised more than $100,000 to benefit the Pediatric Pain Warriors Program.

Fight Gone Bad

Organized by Interim CEO Nicole Hemmenway and her husband, Rick Dyer, Fight Gone Bad is a fundraiser in the form of a CrossFit workout, held annually in Los Altos, CA. Past events have supported the INvisible Project, Pain Connection support groups, and more.