The American Pain Foundation (APF) and divisions of  the American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives (AACPI), with the support of the American Cancer Society and the American Society of Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN), have joined together to implement a grassroots effort called the Power Over Pain Campaign.


The Power Over Pain Campaign is designed to provide Pain Initiatives and other interested groups with tools to implement action-oriented public awareness campaigns on the state or community level. The goals of Power Over Pain are to:

  • Make effective pain management a health care priority at the state and local levels
  • Provide the public with practical information about pain and its management
  • Empower patients and families to demand effective pain control
  • Encourage health care professionals to become better informed about pain and its management


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