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WHAT IS PAIN AWARENESS MONTH?

In 2011, a coalition of groups and organizations established September as a month to nationally recognize the chronic pain community. Named Pain Awareness Month (PAM), the goal was to increase awareness about how pain affects families, communities, the nation and the individual while also educating caregivers and healthcare professionals about various treatment options available to pain patients.

Throughout the entire month of September, endeavors are carried out by patient-centered organizations and people living with pain further expand the concept that chronic pain is a complex and stigmatized disease. PAM unifies the chronic pain population through an empowering approach such as events, virtual campaigns, visual awareness initiatives and social media activities.

This website is designed for caregivers, family members, and friends to show their support for loved ones by partaking in various happenings pertaining to PAM. It is also a platform for pain warriors to unite, join hands with an open mind and heart and create positive changes through awareness programs which aims to destigmatize the chronic pain community. Lawmakers and healthcare providers are welcome to join in the inspiring endeavor as a way to applaud and appreciate the inner strength found within each individual living with an invisible illness.

30-DAY CHALLENGE

One way of accomplishing our Pain Awareness Month campaign goals is by creating an engaging and creative way for Pain Ambassador Advocates, volunteers, members and overall supporters of the organization to participate in daily activities during September.

The 30-Day Challenge is an online, interactive initiative that  will allow participants to view the daily challenges on the U.S. Pain Foundation’s Facebook page. Most days the challenge will ask you to carry out a task that can be completed within the comfort of your own home. All you need is internet access and a mobile device or laptop!

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

CHANGE YOUR PROFILE PIC!

Show your support for the over 100 million Americans living with the complex and invisible disease known as chronic pain. A free graphic program will allow you to select a portrait of you and will automatically overlay a special PAM 2017 template.

https://twibbon.com/Support/pam17

USE: #PAM17 #PainAwarenessMonth #USPain

Together, we can make the invisible, visible!

TWITTER FEED

@US_pain

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How the 'War on Opioids' Is Hurting Patients With Chronic Pain https://t.co/MEWw6B5yt6
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@US_pain

- 4 hours ago

Only eight days until #PainAwarenessMonth! But that's still plenty of time to write and submit an op-ed or letter... https://t.co/LHmuhnKPLn
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COMMITTED TO CREATING PAIN AWARENESS

US PAIN royal blueU.S. Pain Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those who live with chronic pain conditions and their care providers. Through a grassroots approach in the area of education, awareness, empowerment and advocacy, U.S. Pain joined in the movement to ensure September is nationally recognized as Pain Awareness Month (PAM).

With the creation of its PAM campaign to fall in line with the organization’s mission, U.S. Pain has been leading the effort when it comes to increased awareness for the over 100 million Americans living with chronic pain. PAM mirrors the organization’s mission to educate, connect, inform and empower the pain patient validates the person living with a rare, complex and/or incurable pain condition.

Through U.S. Pain Foundation’s PAM campaign, pain warriors can participate in a safe, nonjudgmental environment while being offered support, hope, community, and strength.

August 2017

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  • A FREE Program for Military Veterans with Chronic Pain
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  • Ventura County CRPS and Chronic Pain Support Group
  • Tucson Pain Connection Chronic Pain Support Group
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  • Afternoon Pain Connection Live Conference Calls
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  • U.S. Pain Foundation/Marfan Foundation
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  • U.S. Pain Foundation/Marfan Foundation
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  • U.S. Pain Foundation/Marfan Foundation
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  • Evening Pain Connection Live Conference Calls
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  • The DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia) Pain Connection Support Group
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  • Middlesex County Support Group in CT
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  • Afternoon Pain Connection Live Conference Calls