Bring attention to the pain community

We need your help asking government entities to recognize Pain Awareness Month!

One excellent way to raise awareness is to obtain a ceremonial proclamations from state and local politicians acknowledging September as Pain Awareness Month. U.S. Pain Foundation has easy-to-use templates to help you contact policymakers and get the process started. More details can be found below.

Please plan to submit these requests before the end of July to ensure your local offices have ample time to respond. If you have any questions or need help obtaining specific information, please email Once you receive the proclamation, we’ll ask you to take a photo with it and share with us so we can help celebrate your efforts!

How to submit a proclamation request for the month of September:

Local Proclamations:

Download the template and follow the instructions specified by your local government. Each municipality may have a different process: you may need to upload the file through an online form, email the file to the specified contact, or you may have the ability to submit a printed copy in person. When submitting your proclamation request, simply ask the official to show support for their constituents living with chronic pain conditions by completing the ceremonial proclamation for September’s nationally recognized Pain Awareness Month. 

Notify the U.S. Pain Foundation once you have requested a proclamation and provide updates as the status of your request changes.

State Proclamations:

In order to avoid multiple proclamation requests being sent to the same state official, please express your interest in obtaining a state proclamation by completing the form below. Once it has been determined that no other requests have been sent, you will receive a response with the appropriate template and directions on how to proceed. Even if your state has been submitted, your voice can be heard! Forms will be provided along with instructions for encouraging state officials to support constituents living with chronic pain conditions by signing the previously submitted proclamation.

Please notify U.S. Pain with any status changes or feedback:

To help us coordinate efforts across the country, please keep us apprised of the status of your proclamation request (submitted, pending, approved, denied, received hard copy). Once you receive the hard copy, submit a photograph of the pain warrior/proclamation here so we can celebrate your efforts by sharing the image on our social media. All hard copies are to be mailed to our main office:

U.S. Pain Foundation
Attn: Lori Monarca
670 Newfield St., Ste. B
Middletown, CT 06457

Retaining the hard copies allows U.S. Pain to highlight your accomplishments for the pain community on social media, websites, and at awareness events that take place in your respective state or geographic location.