Leaders Against Pain Network

LAPN helps to unite patients, policy makers, medical and scientific communities to transform lives through visionary support, advocacy, research and education to develop affordable and accessible treatments and cures for fibromyalgia and chronic pain illnesses.
Leaders Against Pain Network

Proclaim May 12th National FM Awareness Day

Leaders Against Pain Network is asking officials to declare May 12th as Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in their jurisdiction to understand the difficulties of this chronic pain illness that affects 2-4% of people in their community.
Proclaim May 12th National FM Awareness Day

Walk to Cure FM

Join the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association and the Ohio Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association in a Walk to Cure FM - Ohio on May 18th, 2014, at Wolfe Park in Columbus, Ohio.
Walk to Cure FM
Who We Are

We are a network of Leaders Against Pain graduates, NFMCPA-certified support group leaders, and other NFMCPA-selected advocates who have demonstrated achievement in raising fibromyalgia and chronic pain awareness relevant to quality of life, access to care, scientific research and other areas of importance common to people living with fibromyalgia and chronic pain conditions.

What We Do

The LAPN was created by the NFMCPA and acts as its advocacy arm by coordinating and executing communication between the NFMCPA and the fibromyalgia and chronic pain conditions patient communities pertinent to local, state, national, and international government agencies and events. It also works in conjunction with the NFMCPA to create and disseminate position papers and policies through the media, social networking and other appropriate venues. The LAPN recognizes the Network members’ diverse strengths, skills, relationships, and resources which collectively help effect positive change for the fibromyalgia and chronic pain communities on local, state, and national levels.

Our Vision

The LAPN is an inclusive and diverse group of people dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families in the fibromyalgia and chronic pain conditions communities. Its members are energetic and committed, and believe that health problems can be solved by working together. Beneficial outcomes are achieved by cooperating across communities utilizing sound judgment, data, and resources to implement innovative and effective strategies. The Leaders Against Pain Network believes that every person in the fibromyalgia or chronic pain communities has the right to good health and a high quality of life.

Leaders Against Pain 2012

The 5th Leaders Against Pain Media, Advocacy and Leadership Training Seminar was held in Washington, DC, on November 6-8, 2012. Twenty-two support group leaders and patient advocates attended from the U.S. and Mexico.


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