September is Pain Awareness Month: Promoting Education and Awareness


Northern Pain Centre supports Pain Awareness Month, this September 2020.

Pain Awareness Month is an initiative under the umbrella of Partners for Understanding Pain and spearheaded by the American Chronic Pain Association.  Beginning in 2001, it has grown its reach to global this September 2020.  This initiative is a campaign to raise awareness about pain as a serious public health issue and educate individuals and families, health professionals, legislators and the wider community.

“With a view to taking this agenda to the international community and policy makers, Partners for Understanding Pain will come together with the International Alliance of Patient Organizations and International Pain Management Network to identify key challenges to pain management and develop strategies to put pain on the international health agenda.

Partners for Understanding Pain wants to explore how member international organisations can build synergies and share information and resources; create opportunities to work together on problems critical to each group’s mission; build alliances and set strategies to increase understanding of issues faced when living with pain; and ensure a balanced approach to helping individuals manage pain so they can live fuller and more active lives.” – PainAustralia

To find out more about Pain Awareness Month click here and to learn more about the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations visit

To learn more about Chronic Pain click here