June 26th, 2010


Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women


From my American Pain Foundation letter on the subject:

Last month, a Coalition of organizations, called the Overlapping Conditions Alliance, successfully launched the Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women. There is already growing Congressional interest in this effort, but we need your help today! If your U.S. Representative hears from a number of his/her constituents about this issue, he/she is likely to support this important request. Your input makes all the difference!

U.S. Representative Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has written a letter to Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, requesting that the Subcommittee convene a Congressional Hearing specifically focused on chronic pain conditions that disproportionately or solely impact women including vulvodynia, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ), chronic fatigue syndrome, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and fibromyalgia. This Hearing would be a major step forward in raising awareness of the need to expand federal research on these conditions among leaders in Congress and several federal agencies.

Click here to tell your Congressperson to support Congresswoman Baldwin’s request for a Hearing on Women’s pain. Every voice counts!!!!