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We are the Country's Leader in Pain Management Policy and Advocacy

The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is widely recognized as the nation’s foremost voice in proposing and advocating for public policy that allows its members and other healthcare practitioners to provide optimal pain care.

Advocating for Balanced State and Federal Policy

It’s critical that policymakers hear the voices of pain management advocates. AIPM carries the balanced policy message through its federal policy efforts and its State Pain Policy Advocacy Network (SPPAN).

Our Federal Policy Efforts
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM) is the only pain management organization in the U.S. with a dedicated, in-house Policy and Advocacy Department, which is directed by Bob Twillman, PhD — one of the nation’s most respected pain policy leaders. Dr. Twillman carries AIPM’s positions on key issues to policy makers on Capitol Hill and elsewhere in the Washington DC area, as well as in state capitals throughout the country, educating them on AIPM’s mission and the importance of good integrative pain care.

Our State Policy Initiative
AIPM’s State Pain Policy Advocacy Network (SPPAN) project is led by its Director, Amy Goldstein, MSW. SPPAN coordinates advocacy efforts in all 50 states by members of more than 100 organizations concerned about pain management policy. Helping these disparate groups speak with one voice amplifies our message and ensures that our ability to steer policymakers toward good, balanced, pain management policy is unparalleled.