For Grace is a member of a steering committee of patient advocates who are advising Grünenthal, a pharmaceutical company, that is interested in the pain experience, raw and real. One of the projects we’re involved with is a pilot to visualize what pain feels like, using words and images directly from patients like you. The long-term vision is to improve how patients communicate with their doctors and to help doctors better understand their experiences to create treatment plans that align with patients’ qualify of life. Please link here to learn more and to contribute.
For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint is a contributor on this extraordinary wellness whitepaper tailored for women challenged by chronic pain. Authored by Dr. Wayne Jonas, Women And Pain: Taking Control and Finding Relief delves deeply into the physical and emotional facets of the pain experience including self-care, discrimination, opioids, depression and much more. Of note, For Grace's 2014 Women In Pain survey is highlighted in this guide that provides the foundation for better days ahead!
Join For Grace leaders John Garrett and Cynthia Toussaint as they continue their monthly series on The Mighty's Facebook Live about chronic pain and integrative care. Streaming on Thursday, April 26th @ 1:30pm PT, they'll explore how letting go of happiness in pursuit of meaning leads to better well-being for those suffering high-impact pain. Looking forward to a lively, interactive conversation!
For Grace has signed on to a letter that encourages US Senator Todd Young (R - Indiana) to put forth legislation for the Center for Disease Control to collect epidemiological data on chronic pain including the incidence and prevalence of all conditions, syndromes, diseases, etc. The legislation proposes to create a National Chronic Pain Surveillance System and allow researchers and federal agencies to use the data collected.