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. 

Click here for the National Pain Strategy.

Click here for the CDC Guidelines.