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U.S. Pain Foundation Cindy Steinberg Named 2013 Mayday Fellow
Cindy Steinberg the new National Director of Policy and Advocacy for her selection as one of six fellows
By: U.S. Pain Foundation
The Fellowship provides pain care leaders with skills to advocate for effective pain management. Fellows learn how to better communicate with the media, policymakers and others to raise visibility for their issues.
“I am honored to have been selected as a Fellow by the Mayday Fund. Those previously chosen to be Mayday Fellows are truly our nation’s foremost leaders in the field of pain management” said Steinberg, “I hope that my selection demonstrates to others living with pain that their voice matters and empowers them to advocate for better pain care for all Americans.
Steinberg is the National Director of Policy and Advocacy for the U.S. Pain Foundation, a member of the Steering Council of the Massachusetts Pain Initiative and Chair of MassPI’s Policy Council. Ms. Steinberg is New England Director of the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) and Leader of the Boston Area Chapter of the ACPA, which she founded in 2000. She is also a member of the Leadership Advisory Council for the State Pain Policy Advocacy Network (SPPAN), the Advisory Council for the Massachusetts Prescription Monitoring Program and the Joint Policy Workgroup on Opioid Prescribing established by the Massachusetts Legislature in 2012. Ms. Steinberg was awarded the American Pain Foundation's Presidential Medal for outstanding contributions to the field of pain management and the State Pain Initiative Champion Award from the Alliance of State Pain Initiatives for her pain policy accomplishments.
“Cindy has worked tirelessly for those living with pain for more than a decade,” said Paul Gileno, President and Founder of U.S. Pain Foundation. “We are so proud to have her as a member of our team, and thrilled that she has the opportunity to work with those at the Mayday Fellowship to strengthen and enhance the tremendous work she does on behalf of pain patients across the country.”
About U.S. Pain Foundation:
Founded in 2006, U.S. Pain Foundation is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving those who live with pain conditions and their care providers. Created by people with pain for people with pain, our mission is to inform, empower and advocate for the pain community. Built upon the belief that connecting with others who share the same frustrations and dreams of recovery is important, U.S. Pain provides healthy support groups and many other positive programs to those living with pain.
About The Mayday Fund:
Established in 1992, The Mayday Fund is dedicated to further Shirley Steinman Katzenbach's commitment to social and medical causes. Her special interest in the treatment of pain forms the core of the Fund's mission. Over the last 20 years, Mayday has contributed to many different projects, among them, surveys of public attitudes to pain and its treatment; clinical and academic research; assistance to public and professional advocacy groups; the worldwide documentary film, “Life Before Death (http://www.lifebeforedeath.com/