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Miles for Migraine Donates to AHDA

Miles for Migraine Donates to AHDA

Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA) President, Bill Young, MD., proudly accepted a generous donation from Shirley Kessel, the Philadelphia Miles for Migraine Chairperson. Shirley presented this check to the AHDA on behalf of the Miles for Migraine...

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AHDA Supports Migraine Documentary – “Out Of My Head”

"Out Of My Head", is a work-in-progress documentary film which we believe will significantly heighten the profile of migraine, and raise awareness. Susanna Styron and Jacki Ochs have been making this film for over four years, and filmed at Headache on the Hill a few...

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2015 Headache on the Hill

The dates for the 2015 Headache on the Hill event have been announced. The event will be taking place on April 22nd and 23rd, 2015.

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2013 Headache on the Hill

Our sixth Headache on the Hill event will be held on April 8 and 9, 2013. For more information, see the HOH 2013 FAQ and the HOH 2013 Participant Application.

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Take Action!

The petition to Congress asking them to hold the first ever Congressional hearing on the impact of Migraine, cluster headaches, and other headache disorders is still open for signatures. You can help by signing it AND by encouraging other people to sign it. We've...

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AHDA Press Release

Representative Michele Bachmann Casts Light on the Neglected Burden of Migraine in America: Press Release

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February 2011 Update

To date, the AHDA has organized three Headache on the Hill events: September, 2007: 45 participants from 29 states visited 136 Congressional offices. February, 2009: 35 participants from 27 states visited 127 Congressional offices. February, 2010: 52 participants from...

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July 2010 Update

We’re pleased to update you on the interim progress of 2010 AHDA legislative efforts. As previously mentioned, 2009 AHDA efforts led to report language regarding headache disorders that was included in the fiscal year 2010 House appropriations bill (see report...

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Quick Facts

  • Headache disorders cause more than 1 percent of all disability and 9 percent of all lost labor in the US every year.
  • Migraine is the #1 cause of US neurological disability, and #10 cause of all US disability.
  • Headache disorders are the most prevalent neurological disorders, affecting more than 90% of all Americans.
  • The US annual direct and indirect economic costs of headache disorders exceed $31 billion.
  • NIH funding for all research on headache disorders was < 0.07% of the 2016 NIH budget ($24M)

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Get the Statistics

Todd J. Schwedt, MD, MSCI, and Robert E. Shapiro, MD, PhD, wrote “Funding of Research on Headache Disorders by the National Institutes of Health.” This article was published in Headache. Download a copy here.