Pain Awareness Initiatives
The core purpose of AAPM is to optimize the health of patients in pain and eliminate the major public health problem of pain by advancing the practice and the specialty of pain medicine. In line with this purpose, AAPM and the AAPM Foundation engage in a variety of initiatives to raise public awareness and education about pain.
Pain Awareness Month
Established in 2001, September is Pain Awareness Month. Join AAPM and many other organizations in raising public awareness of pain and pain management. Check out these resources from the American Chronic Pain Association and help bring attention to all types of pain and pain treatment.
AAPM Foundation Pain Awareness Emblem
The Pain Awareness Unity Circle emblem was developed with the assistance of numerous pain advocacy organizations to amplify the voices of pain patients, survivors, and caregivers as they work to increase patient access to research, treatment, and care through public awareness. The Unity Circle provides a visual tool to assist advocates in reaching the shared desired goal: a sustainable model for funding and provider resources. Learn more about the emblem.