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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.

Join the 30-Day Challenge on social media

The 30-Day Challenge is an online, interactive initiative that allows participants to participate in daily challenges posted 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! When you participate in the challenges, use the hashtags: #USPainPAM17 #PAM17 #PainAwarenessMonth #USPain. 

Show support by changing 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. When you change your pic, use the hashtags: #USPainPAM17 #PAM17 #PainAwarenessMonth #USPain.

Together, we can make the invisible, visible!

TWITTER FEED

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- 7 hours ago

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- 8 hours ago

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- 10 hours ago

Today, on #PHTYD, we join @ResearchAmerica in thanking public health heroes across the country for their amazing work.
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- 3 days ago

90 mil in US care for a loved one. It’s #NFCMonth & @CaregiverActionNetwork is sharing resources & stories https://t.co/05tgkTDkFC
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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.

November 2017

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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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  • 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting
  • CrossFit Los Altos-Fight Gone Bad-fundraiser workout
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  • 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting
  • Tennessee Pain Society in Nashville
  • 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting
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  • 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting
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  • 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting
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  • Don't Let Pain Limit You: Take Charge w/Sound Data and Social Support
  • KNOWvember Webinar - Don't Let Pain Limit You
  • Evening Pain Connection Live Conference Calls
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  • Arlington, MA Support Group Meeting
  • The Nutrition-Pain Connection: 5 Simple Steps to Optimal Health
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  • The DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia) Pain Connection Support Group
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  • Facebook Chat: Giving Thanks for Caregivers & Advocates
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  • Middlesex County Support Group in CT
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  • Pain Reduction Through Grounding: An exclusive movie showing
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  • 2nd Annual I'm Not Just Anybody-Fight Back Against Chronic Pain Event
  • Acupressure for Stress Relief: The Seva Stress Release Program
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  • Intersectional Medicine: Cannabis as a Complementary Option
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