PainPathways: The Power of Advocacy


More than 100 million Americans live with chronic pain, and advocates are key to educating others about pain-related issues. You can check out Pain Pathways to see its outline for ten ways to advocate. September was National Pain Awareness Month, a good time to start. Anyone can create an educational event, and U.S. Pain Foundation can help with instructions, materials, support and resources—such as The Invisible Project—making you an official pain ambassador. Pain Pathways also offers a step-by-step process for launching a pain awareness event.  The more people know about combating pain, the fewer will actually be in pain. Check out Pain Pathways at