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.

acpaAfter many years of living with chronic pain, Penney had taken part in the pain management program at the Cleveland Clinic and was eager to maintain the skills she had learned there when she returned to her daily life.


Primary Focus Consumer Pain Education; Face to Face Support Groups
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