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Pain Management Down Under

A National Strategic Action Plan

At least 1 in 5 Australians live with chronic pain. Much like North America, that pain translates into high health costs and low productivity. $4.1 million will help to improve access to rural and remote Australians and those who most need chronic long term pain management. Among other benefits, the National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management will aid in

  • Health professional’s training to better participate in pain management care
  • An education strategy to distribute information and programs for practitioners regarding pain management and care
  • Supporting consumer education and awareness for people affected by pain

The Action Plan states that its timing is “critical” and that “pain management finds itself at the intersection of key global public health challenges of the 21st century including the safe and effective use of medications and the urgent need to stem the rise of chronic conditions.”


Download the Action Plan.