National Pain Care Policy Act Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives!
Millions of Americans who suffer from pain could soon find relief thanks to legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today. Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and Mike Rogers (R-MI) introduced the National Pain Care Policy Act of 2007 (HR 2994), which would improve pain care research, education, training, and access. The pain community has been instrumental in joining forces to support and advance this important legislation.
Key components of the bill include:
* The authorization of an Institute of Medicine Conference on Pain Care;
* Permanent authorization of the trans-institute Pain Consortium at the National Institutes of Health;
* The creation of a grant program to improve health professionals understanding and ability to assess and appropriately treat pain; and
* The creation of a national public awareness campaign about pain management, conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, with particular attention to improving access to appropriate pain treatment among underserved populations.
Click here to see the full list of more than 90 organizations who endorse the National Pain Care Policy Act. Click here to read our request for organizational endorsement. Please stay tuned for more information and recommended action that can help move this act forward.
Congresswoman Capps' Press Release
Congressman Roger's Press Release
2007 NATIONAL PAIN CARE POLICY ACT (HR 2994):
This is a very important piece of legislation, and we should be proud to see Bombo listed as one of the endorsing organizations.
Love and hugs,
Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life
endurable. -- John Patrick