WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1997, the American Pain Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3organization serving people with
through information, advocacy and support. Ourmission is to improve the quality of life of people with pain by raising public awareness,providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating to remove barriersand increase access to effective pain management.
WHAT WE DO
as an information clearinghouse and resource center for people with pain,their families and their caregivers, the general public, healthcare professionals,policymakers and the media.
recognition of pain as a critical health issue; correcting damaging mythsabout pain and pain management, and seeking to remove the stigma oftenexperienced by those with pain.
for changes in professional training, regulatory policies, and healthdelivery systems to ensure that people with pain have access to high quality care.
healthcareprofessionals to assess pain routinely and provideimmediate, ongoing, effective care.
organizations and individuals who care about better pain management.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you would like to further our mission, please visit our web site, www.painfoundation.org,and join the growing number of APF members. Membership is free and open to all.APF members receive online support and resources and useful publications like the
Pain Community News
,which features the latest news about pain and the
,which provides updates on pain news and policy issues.
American Pain Foundation
Dedicated to eliminating the undertreatment of pain in America.