Foundation understands the challenges and struggles those with
pain endure. An organization created by people with pain for
people with pain, we recognize and validate the 100 million
Americans who courageously battle pain every day.
While we may not
all have the same diagnosis or disability, our physical
suffering and emotional heartache is universal. Each of us bears
the same frustration and despair, just as each one of us
possesses the same internal strength and desire to find answers.
It is the goal of
U.S. Pain Foundation to become the leading source of support and
hope to those living with pain and their caregivers. To do this,
we offer positive programs that empower, educate and inspire
while offering our members a complete transparent view of
spending and funding.
U.S. Pain Foundation proudly supports the 4 Core Beliefs from the National Pain Strategy.
The four core messages are:
1. Chronic pain is a real and complex disease that may exist by itself or be linked with other medical conditions.
2. Chronic pain is both an under-recognized and under-resourced public health crisis with devastating personal and economic impact.
3. Effective chronic pain care requires access to a wide range of treatment options, including biomedical, behavioral health and complementary treatment.
4. Denying appropriate care to people with chronic pain is unethical and can lead to unnecessary suffering, depression, disability and even suicide.
As an organization serving tens of thousands of people with pain, we strive to offer a wide array of programs that help people wherever they are on their pain journey.
Advocacy: U.S. Pain is dedicated to making sure people with pain are heard on both the state and national level. Fighting each day to make sure those have access to the needed treatments and medications, we are raising awareness in hopes of ending the stigma associated with pain.
Beautify in Blue: This visual initiative is designed to emphasize the bravery of those living with pain on a daily basis. As cities and towns proudly display royal blue colored signs and ribbons, Beautify in Blue empowers those living with pain by gaining the support from the communities in which they live.
eNewsletter: The eNewsletter, along with our bi-yearly ‘Journey of Hope’ publication, highlights our programs and provides information about advocacy efforts and important upcoming events as well as helpful seasonal tips.
Heroes of Healing: An online, closed support group, this community offers an opportunity for those in pain to connect in a safe, secure space. Heroes of Healing offers discussion forums, blogs, videos, live chats and more. heroesofhealing.com.
INvisible Project: The INvisible Project creates chronic pain awareness through the photographs and stories of real people living with pain. By making visible the experiences and challenges associated with chronic pain, this campaign validates the journey while highlighting personal strength, character and courage. invisibleproject.org
Learn About Your Pain: This website is designed for newly diagnosed pain patients who are looking for concrete, credible information. Browse the directory of pain conditions to learn more and gather resources. Start learning today: learnaboutyourpain.com
Pain Ambassador Network: Volunteer Pain Ambassadors represent the organization in communities across the country. They ambassadors help individuals in need, organize educational events, lobby legislators for better health-care laws and more. Pain Ambassadors are the face of the U.S. Pain Foundation and the pain community. uspainfoundation.org/pain-ambassador.html
Pain Medicine 411: This website shares credible information regarding medications. Discussing the risks and benefits involved with prescription drugs, Pain Medicine 411 empowers patients to make informed decisions about their personal treatment program. painmedicine411.org
Pain Warrior Bracelets: These colorful bracelets, representing all the many different conditions that cause pain, unite the pain community. They are a constant reminder to those living with pain that they are not alone on this fight.
Support Groups: Helping individuals organize their own support groups, and we provide educational and motivational materials they can use to help themselves and others. Contact our main office for more information on finding a support group and/or starting a group.
“Take Control of Your Pain”events: The goal of these patient-education seminars is to educate people on the latest advances in pain management and complementary therapies as well as offering them the opportunity to share their pain journey with others who have had similar experiences.
“Triumph Over Pain” Walks: Held in communities across the country, these walks are a popular way to raise awareness and funds for our ‘Take Control Of Your Pain’ events. triumphoverpain.org
For more information regarding the founding of U.S. Pain
Foundation, please click here.