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We are at a crucial time in history for people with pain. The very first national strategic plan to advance pain research, education and treatment—The National Pain Strategy (NPS)—has been released for public comment for a short period of time. More than ever, your voice is needed NOW to make sure that the NPS is changed from words on a page to a reality for the millions of Americans who urgently need improved pain care and treatment! GO HERE TO SIGN PETITION!!!
There are 17 consumer organizations working together as part of the Consumer Pain Advocacy Task Force to make sure the National Pain Strategy will benefit all people affected by pain.
The next step in this process is to urge the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a federal oversight body now, so that HHS can quickly begin working on the plan as soon as it is finalized and released! GO HERE TO SIGN PETITION!!! MAY 20DEADLINE!!
Please personalize and send a letter to HHS by email (to ASH@hhs.gov) or U.S. mail (to the address listed below).
Below is a sample letter that you can personalize and send automatically through this online system after you enter your contact information below, and then hit "SUBMIT". Don't forget to add a sentence or two about yourself so that your letter is not the same as everyone elses.
Dr. Wanda Jones, Dr.P.H., Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health
Dr. Anand Parekh, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
(PLEASE NOTE: DON'T USE THIS BLOG TO SEND YOUR LETTER BY EMAIL. GO HERE TO PROPERLY MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! ~ THIS IS JUST TO SHOW YOU HOW EASY IT IS TO DO THIS. I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT IN 5 MINUTES!)
Dear Drs. Jones and Parekh, GO HERE TO SIGN PETITION!!! MAY 20DEADLINE!!
I am a person affected by chronic pain. [Please insert 1-2 sentences here summarizing how your health and quality of life has been impacted by chronic pain and the challenges experienced in obtaining quality medical care and effective treatment. Family members, friends & caregivers of those with pain, please insert 1-2 sentences here describing how your life has been impacted in caring for or supporting your loved one with pain.]
I appreciate the leadership of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in developing the National Pain Strategy and for providing the public with the opportunity to review the Plan and submit feedback on it.
During this time, I urge the Office to dedicate needed resources and begin the important process of creating an oversight body, so that once the Plan is finalized and released, a coordinated launch can begin right away. I am also very concerned about where dollars to pay for the Plan will come from, and urge the Office to do its part in making future budget plans for HHS agencies. Millions of Americans like me are counting on an improved state of pain care, education and research that is urgently needed and will result from this first-ever comprehensive plan and the hope that it provides for our futures.
Sincerely, GO HERE TO SIGN PETITION!!! MAY 20DEADLINE!!
THANKING YOU! BUT THANKING YOU IS LIKE THANKING YOURSELF FOR DOING SOMETHING THAT EVERY PATIENT WITH PAIN NEEDS! NOW SPREAD THE WORD! P.S. PROFUSE APOLOGIES IF THE COMPUTER PICKED OUT THE COVER OF MY LATEST BOOK, WHICH IS ON WOMEN'S HEALTH. IT WAS SUPPOSED TO USE THE WHEELCHAIR. IT'S 3 AM AND I CAN'T CHANGE IT NOW, AS OUR POWER IS OFF AND LAPTOP IS ABOUT TO DIE. BUT CERTAINLY WOMEN HAVE PAIN AFTER ESSURE(R), HYSTERECTOMY, PMS, MENOPAUSE, PERI-MENOPAUSE, SO CLEARLY, THE NEED TO ADDRESS PAIN STILL APPLIES TO WOMEN. BUT I DID NOT PICK THE IMAGE FOR THE POST. PLEASE FORGIVE ME. DR. ARANDA