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U.S. Pain Foundation

The Alliance for Gout Awareness is proud to highlight the U.S. Pain Foundation in this month’s member feature. The mission of the U.S. Pain Foundation is to empower, educate, connect, and advocate for individuals living with chronic illnesses and serious injuries that cause pain, as well as their care partners and clinicians. 

Each year, pain costs up to $635 billion in medical treatments, disability payments, and lost productivity. It is the number one reason Americans go to the doctor and is the leading cause of long-term disability.  

Through its multiple programs and services, the organization works to elevate the patient voice, increase disease-state education, improve pain care through policy change, expand outreach to underserved and marginalized communities, and provide comprehensive resources to ensure individuals are supported and empowered along their journeys.

“The U.S. Pain Foundation is proud to partner with the Alliance for Gout Awareness and work toward a common goal of stopping the stigma associated with chronic pain, especially for patients living with gout,” said Nicole Hemmenway, CEO.  By working together, we can provide information, support and hope to the over 51 million Americans living with pain.”