Get Involved with Pain Management Legislation

by Carol Harper – Published by PainPathways Magazine

In the first part of this series, we talked about the importance of advocacy. Last quarter we focused on how to create a pain awareness event. Now, let’s look at how to make a difference on a broad scale: getting involved in pain management legislation.

In the US, states are responsible for regulating and defining much of the pain management policy that affects whether people with pain have access to the best care—comprehensive, whole-person care that works for the individual. There are several specific areas in which you can focus your advocacy efforts to make a significant impact. But first, come prepared!

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