PAIN ADVOCACY COMMUNITY IN ACTION
Courtesy Patient Advocacy
From the News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton
From the Editor Pamela Bennett, RN, BSN, CCE,
Executive Director, Healthcare Alliance Development
August. I love the sound of it, “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-gust”. The “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh” signals vacation, relaxation, renewal and re-energizing for the “gust” of energy I will need as I join many others heading into our September Pain Awareness efforts!
Are you ready for September Pain Awareness Month? How do you plan on raising awareness surrounding the issues that people with pain and their caregivers face every day? Looking for ideas? You can find some for your advocacy efforts at
Recently, we have surveyed you about YOUR Pain Advocacy Community e-newsletter. Based on your feedback, we are going to pilot some changes.
The first change you will notice is the frequency of what will now be called the “Pain Advocacy Community in Action” in your inbox. The pilot issues will arrive in September, November, and January. The format will also be a bit different.
We heard from you that you love the BUCKS BOX, so that will continue and will be enhanced.
Other sections will include:
Featured Action Tools
Advocacy Tips & Timesavers
Voices of Hope.
We welcome your feedback throughout the trial about what you feel works and what could be improved. We welcome your feedback at
My hope is that if you have not experienced your “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh” yet this summer, you will take some time to do so, even if it is for a few quiet moments each day!
We welcome your thoughts and feedback at