Governor Charlie Baker recognizes pain as a major public health problem and declares September Pain Awareness Month
Governor Charlie Baker recognizes pain as a major public health problem. One in four adults suffer from chronic pain, and almost twice as many minorities, suffer from chonic pain in Massachusetts. This has a significant impact on the persons with pain, their families and friends, and society due to the costs of medical care, lost wages, productivity, and other similar costs. MassPi and 8 other orgaanizations are working to remove barriers to pain treatment and eliminate the undertreatment of pain in Massachusetts. See the full proclamation for more details.