Empowering families to prevent and relieve pain.
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We have BIG plans

 

Our vision is lofty, and achieving all of our goals will take time. We are dedicated to systematic, thoughtful development that ensures the Meg Foundation is in it for the long haul.

 

Our Mission:

To empower children and families to prevent, reduce, and relieve pain and pain-related distress more effectively by harnessing the power of technology to provide them with well-designed, research based education resources focused on self-advocacy and long-term skill building.

 

Initial Goals:  

 

01  Build an interactive technology platform

We are developing an interactive, web based technology platform to guide children and families through resources specially designed for their needs and their healthcare situation. We want to meet our users where they are, literally and figuratively, and utilize cutting edge user experience technology to lead the user on a path not only of information but also self-advocacy and action. We believe that

 

knowledge is not necessarily power...but the ability to use it and translate it into action is.
 

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02  Curate existing resources

There are some good resources about pain management out there, but they are often challenging to find, access, or translate into meaningful action. We are lucky enough to have some of the superstars in the world of pain on our Board and Advisory Board, giving us the expertise needed to collect and evaluate already existing tools. Our technology platform will provide an access point for these resources, and place them in a meaningful context for children and families.

 

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03  Develop new resources

Significant holes exist in the availability of research-based resources that can educate, empower, and provide usable skills and strategies to kids and families around pain management.  As those holes are identified, we will create new resources that take advantage of not only good scientific information, but are based on the science of design thinking and user experience.

To get an idea of such resources, click on the image to check out this video created for a project Dr. Jody Thomas directed for Stanford Children's Health

 
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We envision:

- a more comfortable future where health care is free of unnecessary suffering.

- a future where children, families, and medical providers know exactly what they need to do to feel comfortable and in control when it comes to pain.