October newsletter
In this issue:
#LetsTalkABoutPain creates much-needed conversation | Introducing the newest member of the Board of Directors | See photos from the last week of Pain Awareness Month | Sixth training brings together 20 future support group leaders | CMS holds meeting on pain and opioids; public comments due Oct. 11 | Last chance to take a survey on chronic pain in America | and more.
Calling all baseball fans!

During the New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins game this Saturday at 5:05 pm on Fox Sports, announcer Ken Rosenthal will be wearing a special bowtie in honor of the Pediatric Pain Warrior Program. Read more.

#LetsTalkAboutPain creates much-needed conversation

Thanks to its dedicated volunteers, U.S. Pain Foundation's 2019 Pain Awareness Month campaign, #LetsTalkAboutPain, was the most robust yet.  Read more.
Introducing the newest member of the Board of Directors

The U.S. Pain Foundation is pleased to announce its newest member of the Board of Directors: Shawn Dickens.  Read more.
See photos from the last week of Pain Awareness Month

From Wear Blue Day on Sept. 27 to information tables and events, check out photos of our volunteers in action.  Read more.
Sixth training brings together 20 future support group leaders

U.S. Pain Foundation's network of peer support groups, Pain Connection, hosted its sixth chronic pain support group training the weekend of Sept. 20 to 22 in Newark, NJ.  Read more.
CMS holds meeting on pain and opioids; public comments due by Oct. 11

Following a Sept. 20 public meeting, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid has put a request for comment on its Action Plan to address pain care and the opioid crisis, with a deadline of Oct. 11.  Read more.
Last chance to take a survey on pain in America

U.S. Pain Foundation and Healthline have partnered on a survey on chronic pain in America. The deadline to respond is this Friday, Oct. 4.  Read more.
Pain Warrior(s) of the Month:
Storyathon participants

This month, U.S. Pain is honoring all the pain warriors who bravely shared their stories as part of our
U.S. Pain in the news

For more U.S. Pain in the news, visit our news page.

Upcoming events
  • Oct. 2: Support group meeting in Tucson, AZ
  • Oct. 3: Pain Connection Live conference call support group 1:30-2:30 pm EST, and support group meeting in Pell, AL
  • Oct. 7: Support group meeting (weekly on Mondays) - Pascua Yaqui Tribe in Tucson, AZ 
  • Oct. 8: Support group meetings in Concord, NH, and Detroit, MI
  • Oct. 9: Support group meeting in Ashland, OH
  • Oct. 10: Pain Connection Live conference call 7-8 pm EST and support group meeting in Ashland, OR
  • Oct. 11: Support group meetings in Arlington, MA, San Francisco, CA, Oakhurst, NJ, and Ashland, OH
  • Oct. 14: Support group meeting in Madison, WI
  • Oct. 16: Support group meetings in Thousand Oaks, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Middletown, CT
  • Oct. 17: Pain Connection Live conference call 10-11 am EST 
  • Oct 18-20: U.S. Pain Foundation Advocacy Summit in Dallas, TX
  • Oct. 21: Support group meeting in Rockville, MD
  • Oct. 24: Pain Connection Live support group conference call 2:30-3:30 pm EST
  • Oct. 25-27: Abilities Expo in San Mateo, CA
  • Oct. 26: Pain Connection Live conference call support group 11 am-noon EST
For full details about this month's events, including times and locations, 
visit our online calendar.
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