Pain Resources

June 28, 2005 at 5:33 pm  •  Posted in Pain, Resources by  •  0 Comments

American Pain Foundation
Founded in 1997, the American Pain Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization serving people with pain through information, advocacy, and support. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain management.

American Chronic Pain Association
The mission of the American Chronic Pain association is to facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain. The organization raises awareness among the health care community, policy makers and the public at large about issues of living with chronic pain.  The association also offers support and information for people with chronic pain. has been developed by ACOR (Association of Cancer Online Resources) with input and advice from patients, caregivers and an Advisory Board of health care professionals dedicated to providing the most advanced cancer pain relief. The organization’s aim is to help cancer patients receive the pain treatment they deserve.
Palliative care is specialized care focused on the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness – whatever the diagnosis or prognosis.  is a Web site that provides information  about palliative care, its providers, and the many resources designed to help individuals make an informed choice.  The site is sponsored by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of palliative care services in hospitals and other health care settings.

Partnership for Parents
The Partnership for Parents is a Web-based support network for parents of children with serious illnesses.  The organization’s Web site is designed to be a haven where parents can feel the solace of kindred spirits while finding the information they need to cope with their situation and navigate their difficult journey.

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