PainSAFE Designed to Educate, Empower, and Protect

September 22, 2010

The American Pain Foundation has launched PainSAFE with the goal of reducing risks associated with pain treatment and improving care.

The American Pain Foundation has launched PainSAFE, an initiative to educate people with pain and health care professionals about the appropriate and safe use of pain management therapies.

PainSAFE stands for Pain Safety & Access For Everyone. The program was designed to reduce risks and improve access to quality pain care.

The web-based initiative offers up-to-date information, resources, and tools to inform consumers about pain treatment options and their safe use. It also includes a central hub of evidence-based information and practice-based tools for health care providers.

The program was created with input from expert advisors, people living with pain, and allied organizations to address safety related to all pain management therapies. The content of PainSAFE will continue to evolve and adapt as scientific and policy research uncovers new findings about pain treatment and safety and the real-world effects of recommended approaches.

The American Pain Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization that serves people with pain through information, advocacy, and support. The mission of the organization is to improve the quality of life of people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain management. The group was founded in 1997.