The mission of Pens and Needles is to foster robust dialogue at the intersection of health and society for the benefit of those living with chronic conditions. We provide news, analysis, and commentary on health matters and their social underpinnings from a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives. In doing so, we build collaborations between patients, providers, policymakers, health and disability advocates, scientists, humanities scholars, and other stakeholders. Our end goal is to advance the health and social initiatives most important to individuals who live with chronic conditions.