Helpful Websites

If you are living with chronic non-cancer pain or with an advanced illness, it can be comforting to seek understanding and support from loved ones, health care professionals, and support groups.

The following list of helpful websites and other online resources can help. On these sites, you can learn about organizations where you can find more information and support. Some may have a local chapter in your area.

Chronic non-cancer pain

American Chronic Pain Association

https://theacpa.org

The ACPA offers pain management tools as well as other helpful materials for individuals with chronic pain seeking to improve the quality of their lives.

The American Academy of Pain Medicine

www.painmed.org/patientcenter/

AAPM offers helpful information to serve pain physicians who diagnose and treat pain patients as well as provides general information about pain.

National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association

www.fmcpaware.org

The NFMCPA is an association that provides several resources on chronic pain, as well as a community resource to find support groups in your area.

American Pain Society

www.americanpainsociety.org

APS provides journals and other resources on pain management.

US Pain Foundation

www.uspainfoundation.org

US Pain Foundation help individuals find resources and inspiration.

Advanced illness

American Cancer Society (ACS)

www.cancer.org

The ACS provides information about current cancer research, grants, and awards as well as information on national affairs, legislative updates, and community involvement. The ACS offers a wide range of patient education tools, such as treatment options and ways to stay healthy.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

www.fda.gov

The FDA provides information on foods and specific prescription drugs, safety alerts, recent product approvals, and more.

GetPalliativeCare.org

www.getpalliativecare.org

This website is sponsored by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of palliative care services in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Getpalliativecare.org offers a wide range of information, including articles, news stories, videos, and a provider directory.

Hospice Patients Alliance (HPA)

www.hospicepatients.org

HPA provides information about hospice services; directly assists patients, families, and caregivers in resolving difficulties they may have with current hospice services; and promotes better quality hospice care throughout the United States.

Digestive health

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

www.gi.org

ACG provides consumer guides on various gastroenterological disorders and common problems, offers digestive health tips, and has a physician locator to find an ACG member in your area.

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

www.gastro.org

The public section of this website offers a digestive health resource, a gastroenterologist locator service, and various helpful online links.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)

www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases

NDDIC offers free publications about digestive diseases to patients and a phone inquiry line to answer your questions about educational materials.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

www.niddk.nih.gov

NIDDK provides information on various digestive diseases, health education programs, and clinical trials.