Please check out our August Woman In Pain Story of the Month! Kathleen Sutherland has lived with fibromyalgia for 25 years - and from the start was told by her doctors that her overly sensitive personality was the cause of her pain. At first consumed with guilt and shame, Kathleen followed their lead, and her family and friends responded in kind. With time and much research, Kathleen came to see that she wasn't at fault and has now become an advocate for women in pain!
For Grace leaders are Maryland bound this week to present at the Healthy Women Chronic Pain Summit. Sharing their expertise about how gender effects the pain experience, Cynthia Toussaint and John Garrett will talk about how they became advocates for women in pain and their caregivers, as well as For Grace's efforts to launch a California pain strategy. If you're in the Baltimore area, please consider attending this great event.
For Grace's fast-approaching educational briefing at the State Capitol in Sacramento aims to improve pain care in California and be a model for the rest of the country. Slated for August 14th, our press release details the event, one that will included world-class presenters in the field of pain management, research, advocacy and law. Presenters will urge the California legislature to establish a comprehensive Pain Center under the direction of the state's Health and Human Services agency.