The US Pain Foundation has put together a guide with tips for writing Op-Eds for your local newspapers:
Chronic pain is often misunderstood and stigmatized by the general public. U.S. Pain Foundation believes that, in order to create positive change in the perception of pain, people living with chronic pain must share their stories far and wide.
Toward this goal, the U.S. Pain Foundation is encouraging pain warriors to compose an op-ed for their hometown paper to help encourage public understanding of the challenges faced by pain patients.
Here are some resources to get you started:
- An op-ed sample to use as a guide.
- A list of the basic components of an op-ed.
- A detailed presentation on writing and submitting an effective op-ed.
If you have questions or need help, email
If you submit an op-ed and have it published, please fill out this form.