Pain awareness month: What is chronic pain?

We’ve invited our partner from the U.S. Pain Foundation to present in honor of Pain Awareness month. Nicole Hemmenway serves as the CEO of the U.S. Pain Foundation. The mission of the U.S. Pain Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to empower, educate, connect, and advocate for individuals living with chronic illnesses and serious injuries that cause pain, as well as their care partners and clinicians. Its free programs and services include a network of peer-to-peer support groups, educational resources and events, a program for children and their families, advocacy efforts, a magazine called the INvisible Project, and more. Through these services, the organization works to elevate the patient voice, increase disease-state education, improve pain care through policy change, expand outreach to underserved and marginalized communities, and provide comprehensive resources to ensure individuals are supported and empowered along their journeys. Learn more at

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