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Monday, March 23, 2009

National Pain Care Policy Act of 2009 to the Senate

I am a member of this organization and we have made a bill (H.R. 756) thru the House and now it lies before the Senate, please take action to help it pass by contacting your senators, they have the links for you to fax and email them. Please TAKE ACTION and let them HEAR from you.

http://www.painfoundation.org/

It only take a minute of your time.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Tina Regester Ph: (443) 690-4707
tregester@painfoundation.org

NATIONAL PAIN CARE POLICY ACT OF 2009 APPROVED BY COMMITTEE
Baltimore, Maryland (March 5, 200)--The American Pain Foundation (APF) applauds the United States House of Representative’s Energy and Commerce Committee for adopting, yesterday, the National Pain Care Policy Act of 2009 (H.R. 756). The legislation will now move to the full House for consideration and then to the United States Senate.

The National Pain Care Policy Act of 2009 would combat pain by authorizing a Pain Consortium at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand research on causes and treatments for pain; providing comprehensive pain care education and training for healthcare professionals; creating a national public awareness campaign on pain management; and by authorizing an Institute of Medicine conference on pain management.

“This bill will make pain care and pain management a public health priority for the 76.5 million Americans who are suffering with persistent chronic pain and will improve the understanding, assessment and treatment of their pain. It is critical that this important legislation be heard and approved by both the House and the Senate during this Congressional session.”
The legislation is a reintroduction of H.R. 2994 from the 110th Congress, which passed in the House of Representatives in 2008. The U.S. Senate had little time to act on the bill before the end of the 110th Congressional session.
Currently 120 organizations committed to better pain care including the American Pain Foundation have joined forces in support of the re-introduction of the bill by signing a consensus statement and continue to urge the passing of the National Pain
Care Policy Act of 2009.

To learn more about supporting this legislation visit
http://www.painfoundation.org/page.asp?file=Action/intro.htm.


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About the 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. For more information, visit www.painfoundation.org

Blessings, Cyndi

3 comments:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

This is close to my heart, thank you very much for being on top of this and working on it to try to help those of us who do have chronic pain, it's very lonely (and painful) and misunderstood to be in pain 24/7!!!

Law said...

Hey, there. I've had you on my Reader and Blog. I agree with cyndi. I'm glad you are highlighting this. I've got a google search link to get updates on HR756. I'm also a member of APF, was surprised today to get a paper copy of newsletter; I thought they were going electronic. I've sent emails, but I'd like to write a detailed letter; I know a LOT of people in the Chronic pain community, and I feel like I have to do more. There are too many people that can't speak for themselves, and I have my off days. If you have suggestions, drop me a line. Sweet tides, linda

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