Friday March 18, 2016, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services released the National Pain Strategy outlining the federal government’s first coordinated integrative approach to reduce the burden and prevalence of chronic pain. The National Pain Strategy was developed by six federal agencies and a diverse group of experts to provide the millions of Americans with chronic pain access to safe and effective evidence-based care and to address the gaps in pain treatment, prevention, education, research and consequential public health challenges.
View the PDF of the National Pain Strategy.
Unfortunately since the release, there has been very little media attention surrounding the National Pain Strategy. (more…)