Our Vision for Hope Springs
We seek to help increase the capacity of people and their caregivers affected by chronic disease pain to think critically, make informed decisions, and be empowered self-managers whether at home, at work, or play and in their health care interactions -- resulting in improved mind, body, and spirit.
An expert panel was convened by the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, to discuss how to treat and monitor the estimated 100 million Americans in chronic pain. They concluded that an individualized, patient-centered approach to treat and monitor those affected was needed. At the core of the patient-centered approach is an empowered patient. The Hope Springs Community is alive with opportunities for patients and their caregivers to learn empowerment skills.
The JSA Chronic Disease Foundation, a national non-profit 501(c) 3, organization was created for those in pain from chronic diseases providing resources and support to enhance their mental, physical, relational, and spiritual capabilities.
Read the Foundation’s Needs Statement and Description.
Click here to learn more about Janet Austin, PhD.
Why Woofpack Pet Shop?
For a little light hearted banter, you may want to consider visiting Frankie an empathetic Boston Terrier at http://www.woofpack.us/
We extend our appreciation to the National Institutes of Health for access to their excellent, up-to-date, and accurate health information in the public domain. A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH is the largest biomedical research agency in the world. http://www.nih.gov/
The information provided on this site cannot substitute for the medical expertise and advise that resides with your healthcare providers. We do not provide medical advice or referrals. You are encouraged to consult your primary healthcare provider to discuss information found on our site. Thank you for visiting Hope Springs and we hope you come visit often!