The State Pain Policy Advocacy Network

Get Informed.
Find the latest updates on state pain policies, easy-to-read analyses, and learn about SPPAN’s 2014 Policy and Advocacy Priorities.

Get Connected.
Learn how you can join with others in your state to advocate for pain care policies that ensure access to effective and comprehensive care for all people with pain.

Take Action!
Get the information, tools, and resources you need to be an effective advocate.

A Message from the Director of SPPAN

Amy Goldstein, Director of SPPAN

The State Pain Policy Advocacy Network (SPPAN) is a multi-member network of organizations and individuals dedicated to working together, in a cooperative and coordinated fashion, to ensure positive pain policies on the state level—policies that guarantee access to comprehensive, person-centered, and effective care for all people living with pain.

This website, which will be updated regularly, has been designed to serve as a portal to SPPAN activities. It is intended to be your primary source for up-to-date information about state pain laws and regulations, including easy-to-read analyses of these policies, and it will provide you with the resources you need to take action. Browse through the site to learn about SPPAN’s Policy and Advocacy Priorities for 2013, how state pain policies are affecting the field of pain management and what these policies can mean to you.

Whether you are a clinician who cares for people with pain, an advocate for those with pain, or a person living with pain, I hope that you will get involved with SPPAN in a way that is meaningful to you. To find out more about how you can get involved and take action, please write to me at:

Best wishes,

Amy Goldstein, MSW
SPPAN Director

Pain Policy

Learn about state legislation and regulation related to the practice of pain management. Check out policies from all 50 states and the federal government.
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Pain Issues

See why state pain policy is important and learn more about SPPAN’s policy and advocacy priorities for 2014.

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