Category: Patient-Focused

Chronic Pain Anonymous

Non Profit: Support groups using the Twelve Step philosophy towards comfort & understanding; various states have face to face meetings, telephone and online support  

Choosing Wisely

Initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation: focused on encouraging physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders to think and talk about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary, and in some instances can cause harm; leading specialty societies have created lists of “Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” — evidence-based More Info »

Arthritis Foundation

Non Profit Consumer Organization: helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis; offers online tool, community programs, Arthritis Today magazine, symptom tracking phone app and over 100 offices in the U.S.  

American Headache Society

Non Profit Professional Organization: membership society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache and face pain; primary focus is  educating physicians, health professionals and the public and encouraging scientific research. HEADACHE journal and podcasts available online for non-members.  

American Chronic Pain Association

Non Profit: Consumer Organization that offers peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals; US member of IASP.   The American Chronic Pain Association was founded in 1980 by Penney Cowan in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After many years of living with chronic pain, Penney had More Info »