Thursday, November 12, 2009

American Pain Foundation Absorbs Natl Pain Foundn

The American Pain Foundation (APF) will be taking over key assets of the National Pain Foundation (NPF), including Web content, program and membership materials, a pain healthcare-provider directory, and the John C. Oakley Memorial Fund. The transfer will occur during the next 6 months with an anticipated completion date of May 2010, at which point the NPF will cease operations.

The NPF was established in 1998 to improve the quality of life for those living with pain, through information, education, and support that connects persons with pain to each other and to those who can help them. The APF, founded in 1997, is the largest consumer pain advocacy organization in the United States, and the combined membership of the two organizations will be an estimated 100,000 people.

“We are honored to be the repository of important program materials and resources that have been designed to serve people with pain and their loved ones. The National Pain Foundation’s efforts and hard work will live on at the American Pain Foundation. These materials will complement existing American Pain Foundation materials without being redundant, and we look forward to featuring them on our website over the coming months,” said Will Rowe, CEO, American Pain Foundation.

For more information, visit The American Pain Foundation has been a Pain Treatment Topics affiliate organization since 2007.