Trustee Election
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  • EUTHANASIA
  • FLUORIDATION
  • PAIN RELIEF
Winning Issue » PAIN RELIEF


Palliative care is an area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients. Chronic or uncontrolled pain is considered the driving force behind the euthanasia movement. Constant pain affects at least 100 million Americans every day. Terminally ill patients often experience severe pain for many weeks or months before dying. Historically, pain management has been a lesser priority to doctors than treating a patient's illness. Concerns with addiction, side affects, or drug laws interfere with the attempts of doctors to dispense pain medication -or with patients to take it. Opioids such as codeine and morphine, processed from the poppy flower, are effective remedies for cancer pain. Health advocates say opioid prescriptions, although extremely addictive, should still be made more available to all pain sufferers. Consumer advocates say as much as anything else, economic factors seem to determine who receives relief from pain. People without health insurance as well as minorities and the elderly are forced to live with more pain than others. Chinese researchers have recently discovered a powerful new analgesic refined from the venom of the Chinese red-headed centipede. Laboratory tests show this pain killer to be more effective than morphine without measurable side affects.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.3119 - To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.



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  • I oppose reforming current pain relief policy and wish to pass H.R.3119 - To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support amending the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine, and wish to pass H.R.3119 - To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Fred Upton (MI) and/or Rep. Eliot Engel (NY), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support amending the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine, and wish to pass H.R.3119 - To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Fred Upton (MI) and/or Rep. Eliot Engel (NY), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Fred Upton (MI) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing H.R.3119 - To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine. If more than $1,000 has been pledged, the campaign committee of sponsor Rep. Eliot Engel (NY) will be unconditionally awarded 10% of these funds.

Legislation: H.R.3119 - To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.
Sponsor: Rep. Eliot Engel, NY
Status: House Energy and Commerce Committee
Chairman: Rep. Fred Upton, MI

If elected as a trustee, AAPMF will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for increased research to improve treatments for pain relief and to increase accessibility to pain relief medication for those who need it.

The American Academy of Pain Medicine Foundation's (AAPMF) mission is to eliminate pain as a significant public health problem by advancing physician education and furthering research in the field. The Foundation’s core purpose is to optimize the health of patients in pain and eliminate the major health problem of pain by advancing the practice and the specialty of Pain Medicine. The Foundation advocates for patient safety by providing funding support to expand and enhance education and research, as well as advocating for improved training and credentialing as a way to advance pain management. AAPMF also advocates for improved consistency in training and certification standards as a way to advance pain medicine. The Foundation has identified a three-year plan to provide innovative and wide-reaching educational programs to improve patient outcomes and elevated standards of implementation in the treatment of pain, as well as to fund research to advance this field.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
February 27, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
March 4, 2020