URGENT: CALL TO ACTION
Background: In 2010, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) contracted with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to undertake a study and make recommendations “to increase the recognition of pain as a significant public health problem in the United States.” The resulting 2011 IOM report called for a cultural transformation in pain prevention, care, education, and research and recommended development of “a comprehensive population health-level strategy” to address these issues.1 In response to the report, the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asked the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC) to oversee creation of this National Pain Strategy (NPS). More information on the IPRCC can be found HERE.
Read the report for the NPS at this link:
To convey the importance of the need to fund the NATIONAL PAIN STRATEGY (NPS) to improve the care for those of us who suffer from chronic pain, we are requesting you do your part to improve your situation.
A minimum of one letter or phone call to your local Representative and/or one letter to the editor of a local newspaper. Your participation is crucial to the success of the National Pain Strategy.
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Below is an example of how to write a letter to your Representative and an example of how to write a letter to the Editor of your local newspaper.
Sample letter to your Representative and Letter to the Editor:
Go to the following website to learn more about how you can join additional advocacy efforts as an Allie Against Pain:
Kentuckiana Fibromyalgia Support Group and its members THANK YOU for your support, time and efforts!