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.
American Chronic Pain Association
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
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
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
APS provides journals and other resources on pain management.
US Pain Foundation
US Pain Foundation help individuals find resources and inspiration.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
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)
The FDA provides information on foods and specific prescription drugs, safety alerts, recent product approvals, and more.
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)
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.
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
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)
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)
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)
NIDDK provides information on various digestive diseases, health education programs, and clinical trials.