Organizations for Fibromyalgia.
National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA)
The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit patient support and advocacy organization. They support people with chronic pain illnesses and their families and friends by contributing to caring, professional, and community relationships. Through continuing education, networking with support groups and advocates, and affiliation with professional organizations, the members of the NFMCPA have a place to be informed, get involved, and recognize achievements.
NFMCPA Mission Statement: The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association unites patients, policy makers, and healthcare, medical and scientific communities to transform lives through visionary support, advocacy, research and education of fibromyalgia and chronic pain illnesses.
The NFMCPA publishes the magazine Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE, which is available in print and digital formats.
National Fibromyalgia Partnership, Inc. (NFP)
The National Fibromyalgia Partnership (NFP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, educational organization. Founded in 1992, its membership includes patients and their families as well as medical professionals (both research and clinical) from across North America and around the world. With assistance from medical experts and organizations like the National Institutes of Health, the NFP offers quality educational materials and speaker presentations on fibromyalgia and related conditions to its membership and the general public.
NFP Mission Statement: Our Mission is to make medically-accurate, quality resource information on fibromyalgia (FM) available to our membership, health care professionals, and the community-at-large.
The NFP publishes a quarterly journal, Fibromyalgia Frontiers, which offers articles and information on diagnosis, treatment, research, and coping.
Fibromyalgia Coalition International (FCI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Founded in 2000, their goal is to develop and execute programs dedicated to addressing the root causes of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome through support groups, awareness outreach, annual conferences, continuing education for healthcare professionals and research efforts.
FCI Mission Statement: FCI’s mission is to give hope to everyone suffering with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome through extensive research and reporting of natural, proven and effective therapies that focus on the root causes.
The FCI publishes Fibromyalgia Solutions, a quarterly magazine that provides objective alternative health information and addresses underlying causes of FM and CFS.
PANDORA Org (Patient Alliance for Neuroendocrineimmune Disorders Organization for Research & Advocacy)
PANDORA Org is a grassroots advocacy organization that promotes awareness of Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Gulf War illnesses (GWI), multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) and chronic Lyme disease. PANDORA cooperates with other patient organizations to advocate for physician education, increased government-funded research and government policies that make advancement in improving patients’ quality of life.
American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association, Inc. (AFSA)
The American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association’s (AFSA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. Formed in 1994, the AFSA’s primary mission is “to fund superior quality, scientific studies on fibromyalgia.” According to their website, over 90% of contributions to AFSA go directly to research.
The International MYOPAIN Society (IMS) is a nonprofit, international, interdisciplinary medical organization for research scientists, physicians, other health care professionals, individuals in training toward a health-related career, institutions, foundations, and commercial companies interested in exchanging ideas, conducting research, or learning more about soft tissue pain syndromes like myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome.
The mission of ENFA is to promote fibromyalgia awareness to politicians, physicians, scientists and the general public on a European level.
Information and links to European Fibromyalgia Organizations can be found on the ENFA website for the following countries:
Belgium Focus asbl, Belgium VLFP vzw, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Greece / Crete, Norway, Sweden, Cyprus, Israel, Portugal, Sweden SRA, Denmark, Italy, Slovenia, United Kingdom
Association Française du Syndrome de Fatigue Chronique et de Fibromyalgie
Fundación para la Fibromialgia y el Síndrome de Fatiga Crónica
Fibromyalgia Association UK (FMA UK)
The Fibromyalgia Association UK is a registered charity. It was established in order to provide information and support to sufferers and their families. In addition, the Association provides medical information for professionals and operates a national helpline.