For Grace proudly announces its 2018 Change Agent Pain Summit on November 2nd in downtown Los Angeles. This invitation-only event will convene luminaries from different sectors of the healthcare system(s) that have a stake in pain care for the millions of individuals impacted in California. Our goal is to implement key recommendations from the NIH's National Pain Strategy in the Golden State. Speakers and Change Agents in attendance will include, among others, representatives from USC, Stanford, UCLA, the Samueli Integrative Health Programs, the media and state legislators. Please link HERE to view our program.
For Grace consulted on a special segment hosted by Maria Shriver on NBC's Today show that spoke to gender bias in healthcare. Among many aspects of this troubling topic, our spokesperson pointed out the enormous bias toward women in pain that often gets in the way of optimal care. Besides describing her decades long experience of being told that her pain was all in her head, she spoke to the thousands of women who report similar complaints to For Grace. Here's a LINK to this in-depth segment.
Join For Grace: Women In Pain leaders Cynthia Toussaint and John Garrett as they continue their monthly series about Integrative Care and Chronic Pain on The Mighty's Facebook Live this Thursday, July 26th @ 1:30pm. This month's topic: A look at Conventional Care (aka, Western or Traditional) and its pros and cons when it comes to pain relief. What has worked for you - and what has done harm?
For Grace has teamed up with other advocacy groups and the pharmaceutical company Grunenthal to develop a survey that seeks insights into how your doctor is treating your chronic pain. Also, we're interested in hearing your perceptions about and experiences with pain assessment. Our goal is to build understanding of effective pain evaluation based on real life experiences. Please link here to take the survey - and thank you in advance for lending your all-important voice!