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National Pain Strategy Objectives & Updates

The National Pain Strategy (NPS) released on March 18, 2016, outlines a coordinated plan for reducing the burden of chronic pain that affects millions of Americans. NPS serves as a roadmap toward achieving a system of care in which as people receive appropriate, high quality and evidence-based care for pain. HHS is coordinating its implementation efforts across federal departments and collaborating with stakeholders externally. 

Since the NPS's release, HHS agencies and external partners have worked to align their respective programs, activities and initiatives with and in support of the NPS objectives. The following are examples of developments that highlight effects in direct alignment with the NPS. 

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2016 Implementation Activities