Pain Awareness Month
September is Pain Awareness Month. In 2011, a coalition of groups and organizations established September as a month to nationally recognize the chronic pain community. Named Pain Awareness Month, the goal was to increase awareness about how pain affects families, communities, the nation and the individual while also educating caregivers and healthcare professionals about various treatment options available to pain patients.
Throughout the entire month of September, endeavors are carried out by patient-centered organizations and people living with pain. Pain Awareness Month unifies the chronic pain population through an empowering approach such as events, virtual campaigns, visual awareness initiatives and social media activities.
Pain Awareness Month Sponsor: American Chronic Pain Association
To learn more, visit http://www.theacpa.org