Societal Impact of Pain - Initiatives

Raising awareness for chronic pain on national level

Following the official launch of the "Societal Impact of Pain - A Road Map for Action" on European level in the European Parliament on 4 May 2011, it is SIP's mission to raise awareness of the relevance of the impact that pain has on our societies, health and economic systems and to exchange information and share best-practices across all member states of the European Union. 

The following information shows different country initiatives, press activities and communication materials from European Member States to make aware of the societal impact of pain in their country. 

The burden of disease in Spain: Results from the Global Burd…

Background and objective The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study is a comprehensive disease assessment, which measures population health around the w…

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German Sponsorship award for pain research and pain therapy

The German Society for Pain Medicine e.v. (DGS) has awarded annually since 1986 together with the German Pain League e.v. (DSL) the German Pain Prize …

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September is Pain Awareness Month

Pain is something that many of us feel, but it cannot be seen and is quickly forgotten. For those living with persistent chronic pain conditions they …

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How to integrate people with chronic pain into society by re…

Dr. Saskia Decuman, ergotherapist and expert from the Belgium Institute for Public Sickness Insurance and Handicaps (RIZIV), has been convinced of the…

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Launch of Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) in France

On May 31st, the French Society for the Study and Management of Pain (SFETD) and the pharmaceutical company Grünenthal have launched the national Soci…

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