How to Advocate



Learn how to be an advocate for the field of pain and its patients.

AAPM’s mission is to advance and promote the full spectrum of multidisciplinary pain care, education, advocacy, and research to improve function and quality of life for people in pain. AAPM is pleased to offer members the following tools to enhance political activism and information needed to advocate to Congress.

What to Do When the Media Calls

Prepare for media requests with this primer on media relations. It includes key messages for AAPM, how to prepare for the interview, tips on taking the call, and how to handle the tough questions. Specific information on broadcast interviews is included.

Need a refresher before your call? Check out the Facts on Pain for updated stats about the burden of pain and its prevalence.

Every action helps.

To take a more active role please visit these government websites:


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