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U.S. PAIN: COMMITTED TO CREATING PAIN AWARENESS

U.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.

FACTS and FIGURES

Current Facts and Statistics about U.S. Pain:

As of January 2017, U.S. Pain Foundation has:

  • More than 90,000 members and 1,000 volunteers
  • Presence in more than 960 offices of health care professionals nationwide
  • Social media reach of nearly 225,000 followers combined on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Partners with over 200 other patient, clinician and health care organizations
  • Learn more about our 2016 efforts in our annual report.

Facts and Statistics about Chronic Pain:

Based on 2011 Institute of Medicine report, Relieving Pain in America:

  • Chronic pain is typically defined as pain lasting longer than three months
  • Chronic pain affects nearly 100 million Americans, not including children
  • Severe chronic pain affects an estimated 17 million Americans
  • Pain costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatments, disability payments and lost productivity
  • Chronic pain is still widely underfunded, misunderstood and undertreated.

Spending:

2016 – U.S. Pain Foundation 990 Tax Return – coming soon

Would you like to use the Pain Awareness Month and U.S. Pain logos?  Contact us at contact@uspainfoundation.org.