Largest Gathering of Migraine & Cluster Headache Advocates Seeking Improved Federal Policy Washington, D.C. – March 18, 2021 – The Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA), a non-profit dedicated to advocating for equitable policies for people...
Virtual event will feature Rep. Mark Takano, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, March 23, The Headache & Migraine Policy Forum and the Alliance for Headache...
Resolution introduced by Rep. Madeleine Dean, Vice Chair of the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus, recognizes “disproportionate impact of migraine disease and headache disorders on women” WASHINGTON—Headache and migraine disease advocates are applauding Representative...
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.