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.
Sixteen years ago today, our founder Cynthia Toussaint had For Grace incorporated from her bed. This launched an effort to first raise awareness of CRPS and then the gender bias toward women in chronic pain. We're proud to have taken our message around the world and to most every media source in the country. Cheers to and gratitude for the continued good work as we watch For Grace grow...
For Grace will host its third segment in a year-long series about Integrative Pain Care on The Mighty's Facebook Live this Thursday, March 22nd @ 1:30pm PT. This stream will focus on chronic pain and the social isolation that ensues. Studies show that chronic loneliness is more harmful to our health than obesity and tobacco, making this issue a critical barrier to well-being. Please join this interactive segment with your comments, experiences and questions.
Pleased to share two interviews For Grace leaders recently gave in Amsterdam while working with a Global Patient Advocacy Dialogue Group. This group aims to improve health and pain care for people around the world. Cynthia Toussaint's interview speaks to the pain patient experience - and John Garrett's focuses on the carer's perspective.