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 EU-wide initiatives which are not related to any country or region.
EU Parliament Resolution
EU Parliament Resolution on non-communicable diseases
On 15 September 2011 the European Parliament announced their resolution on the European Union position and commitment in advance to the UN high-level meeting on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.
Among others, the EU Parliaments demands:
N. whereas the majority of NCDs have common symptoms, such as chronic pain and mental health problems, which directly affect sufferers and their quality of life and should be addressed by means of a common, horizontal approach, so that healthcare systems can tackle these diseases more cost-effectively;
Here you can find the full EU resolution on non-communicable diseases.