"Making the unknown known is the important thing."
—Georgia O'Keefe
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Is a State Pain Strategy Better?

Change Agent Pain Summit Design Team Member and Chronic Pain Advocate Christin Veasley is featured in an article on the National Pain Report. Christin points out that though the NIH's National Pain Strategy is a groundbreaking blueprint for better chronic pain care and understanding, it's not a priority on the federal level. Can California be a leader in moving this critical policy recommendation to the next level? Christin says "yes", and so do we!

For Grace Leader Defends Opioid Use

Pain patients access to effective treatments, including opioids, was the lead topic of For Grace Spokesperson Cynthia Toussaint's recent appearance on KCAL 9 in Los Angeles. She stated that during the current opioid crisis, it's important to remember that millions of people with pain are physically dependent on these drugs to maintain quality of life. Cynthia also spoke about For Grace's quickly approaching, groundbreaking Change Agent Pain Summit - which can be viewed live on For Grace's Facebook page beginning at 9am PST on November 2nd!

More Media Coverage for Pain Summit!

For Grace's 2018 Change Agent Pain Summit received more great coverage via the National Pain Report! In "Are Things Changing in Chronic Pain?", the Summit is profiled with a list of big happenings that are going on in the chronic pain world over the last couple of months. Take a read to catch up!  And summit luminary, Diane Hoffmann, law professor at the University of Maryland and author of the groundbreaking report, "The Girl Who Cried Pain", is featured in this piece that shares her view on the imbalance with laws and policy regarding opioids.

Summit Eyed on National Pain Report

For Grace's 2018 Change Agent Pain Summit is highlighted in an in-depth piece on the National Pain Report. Editor-in-Chief Ed Coghlan, who penned "Can California lead the Way on Chronic Pain?", points out that this summit holds special interest as "... things that happen in California are a harbinger of things to come nationally." Link HERE to read the article and find out what will make this summit a pain care game changer.

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