American Pain Foundation (APF)

The American Pain Foundation is an independent, non-profit information, education and advocacy organization serving people with pain. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain management.

While there are several organizations that represent physicians, nurses and other health professionals who specialize in or practice pain management, only a handful speak solely for patients. The American Pain Foundation is the largest national nonprofit organization dedicated solely to representing the interests of consumers who suffer pain.