Let's solve the problem of the big "elephant in the room" of health care. Chronic pain affects quality of life and costs U.S. society over $635 billion annually. About 25% of health care costs and 5% of the U.S. gross domestic product are spent on chronic pain.
The People's Campaign for Preventing Chronic Pain is helping solve this problem with innovative personalized online Toolkits for training people on preventing chronic pain, and in the process transform health care for everyone. Click here for more information.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
You can help by encouraging everyone to get their own personalized Training Toolkits to learn how to prevent chronic pain. Your campaign donation will help to support research, education, and advocacy on preventing chronic pain. You can help a friend, family member, colleague, health profesional, or even yourself through the Toolkit. Spread the word.
The Training Toolkit makes it easy for individuals, health professionals, health plans, and employers to learn how to prevent chronic pain. Online training is less expensive, more effective, and can be used in any clinic, work, or home setting. In one year, 30,000 people from 178 different countries were trained online in preventing chronic pain.
WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE ONLINE TRAINING?
- 93% of participants believed the training changed their life
- 85% of health professionals believed it changed their care of patients
NOBODY TEACHES US HOW TO PREVENT CHRONIC PAIN
It's true that our current healthcare system is fragmented and inflexible since health systems, health plans, and reimbursements often dictate treatments and thus, little training is offered to patients. Health care can become more health-oriented, but only when people demand it.
Billions of dollars are spent on amazing advances in pharmaceuticals, devices, surgeries, and other innovative treatments for pain conditions which often fail to deliver long-term, successful relief. This is primarily due to the lack of engaging, empowering, and educating patients in simple self-management strategies to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors that will prevent chronic pain.