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...
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...
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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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.