Pain Awareness

Everyone who lives with chronic pain---or cares about someone who does---is different.  But at the same time we all have common interests.  We are a kind of community and deserve to have our voices heard. 

The materials and information here can help you to reach out to others to help them better understand the social, economic, and personal issues related to pain.  Sometimes, the best way to help yourself is to help someone else.

Pain Awareness Month is a time when various organizations work to raise public awareness of issues in the area of pain and pain management.
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Partners for Understanding Pain represents a comprehensive network of resources and knowledge about issues in pain management.
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Pain Awareness Toolkits provide information for working collaboratively with healthcare professionals, consumer and professional organizations, journalists, community leaders, and elected officials to ensure that those who suffer from pain have access to appropriate and effective pain therapies.
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Development of this new ACPA web site was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic Foundation and Purdue Pharma.

Medtronic Foundation and Purdue have no influence on the editorial content of the site. Ongoing funding also comes from memberships/donations from a range of individual contributors.

Last Updated: 1/23/2017
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