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 other organizations are working to remove barriers to pain treatment and eliminate the undertreatment of pain in Massachusetts. See the full proclamation for more details.