"Making the unknown known is the important thing."
—Georgia O'Keefe
What's New
Women’s Wellness Day Shines

This Friday For Grace leaders will attend the 2019 UC Irvine Integrative Health Institute's Women's Wellness Day as guests of founder Dr. Susan Samueli. They will enjoy a day of learning and networking - one that promotes the integrative medicine model for the care of women with chronic illness, including high-impact persistent pain.  Keynote speakers include women health advocates Dr. Sara Gottfried and Suzanne Somers.

Pain Care Bias on The Mighty

Join For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint  on April 25th @ 1:30pm PT as she continues her Miracle Makers live stream series on The Mighty's Chronic Illness Facebook page. Interviewing inspiring women who are changing the chronic pain world for the better, this month Cynthia talks with Doing Harm author Maya Dusenbery who's alarming expose on the bias against women in pain care has opened eyes and ears. If you're a woman currently seeking answers in "health" care, this is a must-see survival guide. Join in with questions and comments...

Summit White Paper Recommendations

Our White Paper Committee has chosen recommendations to focus on at our August 14th Sacramento summit. The goal of this educational briefing is to spark legislation that will assist us in creating a California Pain Strategy. The recommendations are  to 1) Establish a Center for Pain Research and Treatment in the Department of Health, 2) Enhance Education Related to Pain for Medical Students and Post-Graduate Providers, 3) Establish Integrative Pain Care Centers of Excellence Across California,  and 4) Ensure Adequate Coverage by Third-Party Payers of Effective Pain Treatments.

For Grace Turns 17

Founding For Grace from a bed seventeen years ago today, we're proud to have raised worldwide awareness of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - and gone on to promote care and wellness for Women In Pain as well as the gender bias in diagnosis and pain management. We send our deepest gratitude to all of you, past and present, who have supported us over the years with your amazing gifts of time, talent, passion and care. Together, we continue to heal!

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