Advocating for Improved Chronic Pain Care and EDS Care in Ontario

March 13th, 2018

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Help Make Pain Matter by writing to your government representative.

Why? Because there are more people suffering with Chronic Pain than there are with diabetes, heart disease and cancer COMBINED. Does your care reflect that? With the Ontario election coming up this is one of the best times to influence policy. HELP CREATE A MOVEMENT TO MAKE CHRONIC PAIN MATTER by writing to your Ontario government representatives now.

  1. Type in your postal code to find your MPP
  2. Select your government representatives to CC
  3. Click “Compose your message” at the bottom of the screen
  4. Edit the message to include your story and why pain matters to you, include your contact information
  5. Send the message

Doing so, will help you Join the Patient-Voice Movement – A considerable amount of work has been done already through collaborative partnership groups. There has been representation of all stakeholders, including multidisciplinary doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and most importantly people like you that suffer with or caring for someone that lives with daily persistent pain that is not well understood.

Dear ____________,

As my representative, I am asking you to join me and The ILC Chronic Pain and Ehlers Danlos Charitable Foundation to support a provincial and national pain strategy as a priority in your agenda. By doing so, you will be helping to support the early collaborative work that has been done to address the barriers in access to care for those living with daily debilitating pain.

The DeGroot and McMaster National Pain Centre Chronic Pain Care Forum reports that 29% of Ontario residents live with Chronic Pain, representing 4,140,967 people. Meaning, there are more people with Chronic Pain than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.

Thank you for your time and attention to this critically important healthcare priority.


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