The Global Pain Initiative (GPI) is our solution to the huge public health challenges of pain outlined in the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report, Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research.
GPI is a global registry of people who live with pain. We are developing novel data collection tools to help people communicate what their pain is, how it affects their mood and function, and how it affects their lives as well as their loved ones.
We are partnering with technology groups and scientists to design and then implement these data tools and to create this unique data. We fully expect that GPI will become the platform for “patient centric data” (i.e. data from the people’s perspective) to change the face of pain.
No such people centered data exists for those who live with chronic pain.
GPI is the realization of our mission … to better understand the diagnosis and treatment of pain with the goal of a Cure.