What AACIPM is Doing
AACIPM is a Hub for Action and Resources to Advance CIPM
Together, we have made great strides to keep the tens of millions of people with pain at the center of our mission as we advocate, care for, research, and support comprehensive integrative pain management.
We are not alone in our efforts. We now have the seminal report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, with recommendations that validate and highlight the barriers we’ve been focused on addressing.
AACIPM is convening and actively engaging key thought leaders and decision makers on consensus recommendations and creating content and educational materials to address access to quality comprehensive care. We are incorporating relevant previous work accomplished by leaders from more than 75 organizations and agencies during the 2017 and 2018 Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress meetings to accelerate progress toward the next level for action.
There are numerous policies and guidelines that affect pain management, and not yet a clear path for consistency around measured outcomes. Furthermore, enacting solutions to the nation’s opioid misuse and overdose epidemic has often left people with pain with few options. AACIPM is focused on building a stronger network of engaged stakeholders and connecting the dots so that all the important work currently happening will align in defining and activating a quality integrated pain care policy and practice paradigm shift.