On March 18, 2016, the National Pain Strategy was released. The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association is very concerned that the NPS was not funded nor assigned to a federal agency. Please join us in advocacy efforts to implement the NPS by becoming a member of Allies Against Pain to receive specific calls to action. Join the Allies here. To read the NPS, please click here.
The U.S. government’s first coordinated plan is a roadmap to achieve a system of care in which all people receive appropriate, high quality and evidence-based care for pain. These efforts will build on the current work underway at HHS to equip providers with the tools and information they need to make informed patient-centered treatment decisions that include safer and appropriate opioid prescribing.
The goals of the National Pain Strategy can be achieved through a broad effort in which better pain care is provided, along with safer prescribing practices, such as those recommended in the recently released CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.