On February 14th, 2018 in Cambridge, MA, we attended a kick-off meeting hosted by Grunenthal, to represent the diverse voices of patients living with pain. The projects (a pain scale that includes functionality and better pain descriptors between patients and doctors) we're working on will be showcased at the 2018 US Patient Day. We'll keep you posted as opportunities arise for you in our community to participate by providing your insights.
For Grace is proud to support the efforts of leaders in science, politics, healthcare and academia to recognize January 25th as Women's Health Research Day. Senator Tammy Duckworth and Representative Jan Schakowsky are planning to introduce a congressional resolution to acknowledge this important awareness effort. For Grace will contribute actions that include signing onto a letter endorsing the day, sharing announcements of the day via social media and, most importantly, joining a coalition of organizations interested in empowering women to be a part of medical research.
For Grace leaders Cynthia Toussaint and John Garrett will be series regulars on The Mighty's Facebook Live (Chronic Illness page) beginning Thursday, January 25th @ 1:30pm PST. Each month in 2018, Toussaint and Garrett will bring a different aspect of Integrative Healthcare to this robust audience of wellness seekers. The streams will culminate with For Grace's November Change Agent Pain Summit: Part Two - and in December John and Cynthia will talk about summit results and next steps.
California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson is again teaming with For Grace to author a resolution that will proclaim September 2018 as Pain Awareness Month. The resolution will also observe a day (TBA) in September as Women In Pain Awareness Day. It's a great pleasure to work with Senator Jackson and her amazing staff, most notably Bethany Renfree and Fernando Rameriz. We send out our deepest gratitude.