The team at HealthyWomen has asked For Grace to circulate a survey to gauge how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting women's wellness. Specifically, they're seeking information about how the current public health crisis is impacting access and treatment for women living with chronic conditions. Please consider taking this short survey that will provide critical understanding about how women are faring during these challenging times...
Join host Cynthia Toussaint on her next episode of "The Pain-Cancer Connection" which will stream live on five of The Mighty's Facebook pages, including their flagship MightySite Page. This Tuesday, May 19th at 2pm PST, Cynthia will interview integrative health expert and author, Dr. Wayne Jonas, about how cancer and chronic pain intersect and ways to successfully treat both diseases using the whole person healing approach. Dr. Jonas will also talk about being a 30+ year caregiver and advocate for his wife. Looking forward to your great comments and questions!
A final report was released this week by HealthyWomen spotlighting their July 2019 summit that focused on gaps and challenges in treating and managing chronic pain in women. Key findings and recommendations in the report included efforts to reduce stigma surrounding chronic pain, inroads to address racial and gender disparities and improved methods of assessing pain. For Grace leaders John Garrett and Cynthia Toussaint participated on a panel that examined the chronic pain experience from both the patient and caregiver perspectives.
For Grace was pleased to sign on to a HealthyWomen drafted letter that encourages the FDA and NIH to continue supporting the development of new, individualized approaches for treating pain, particularly non-opioid medicines, and continue working to implement provisions of the SUPPORT ACT. Improving individualized treatment of pain - as well as preventing and treating opioid use disorder - is an area that HealthyWomen continues to be engaged with and believes is important for the entire health care system.