AWARENESS & ADVOCACY PROGRAMS

State & Federal Advocacy

People with pain are underserved relative to the enormous impact of chronic pain; they face numerous barriers to care.

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.

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.

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.

Support & Empowerment Programs

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 it’s especially tough on children and their families. This program includes weekend retreats, educational events, a pen pals program, pediatric-themed INvisible Projects, and more.

Volunteer Network

We invite you to join our network of volunteers who are raising awareness about pain, fighting for improvements in federal and state pain-related policy, and providing direct support to their peers!

STORY BANK

Sharing your experience with pain helps us better connect you with opportunities to take action.

 

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

PEP TALKS

U.S. Pain Foundation offers regular webinars on topics important to the pain community, ranging from dealing with insurance coverage denials to the benefits of meditation.

Educational Materials

U.S. Pain Foundation has a number of materials, handouts, and booklets with helpful information about pain; all are free to order.
 

Survey Reports

We design and conduct in-depth surveys on topics important to the patient community, then analyze the results and publish reports. 

MYPAINPLAN.ORG

This interactive site allows individuals to explore 85+ types of treatment across seven categories. Users can then create a personalized plan.

knowvember

Each KNOWvember, U.S. Pain Foundation explores a different pain modality.

CLINICIAN PROGRAMS

NCCPPP

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

Patient Professors

Patient Professors is a new program that aims to bring advocates to medical schools to speak, thereby helping future providers better understand the patient experience.