Everyone can be an advocate.

Headache disorders are a cause with a tremendous need for support. Advocacy can take many forms. What matters most is your choice to take action.

Take Action in support of step therapy reform!

We are calling on you to join us in advocating for critical healthcare reforms that can significantly improve access to care, reduce financial burdens, and ensure that patients receive the treatments they need promptly. This is an opportunity to share your unique perspective and experiences with your elected officials, emphasizing the real-world impact of Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) reform, the HELP Copays Act (H.R. 830/S. 1375), and the Safe Step Act (H.R. 2630/S. 652).

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Become an Advocate

Advocacy is different for everyone. Self-advocacy can mean speaking up about your needs. Individual advocacy might involve educating others. Systems-based advocacy, like the AHDA, seeks change that affects millions of people. You might be asked to sign a petition, call or send an email to your legislators, or create a testimonial video to show policymakers what it’s like to live with your condition.

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Make a Financial Contribution

Your financial support is the engine that powers our actions. AHDA is a nonprofit (501)(c)(6) organization. We have never taken a single penny from pharmaceutical companies to ensure that our asks can be trusted and true motives are never questioned by those in decision-making power. If you believe in our cause, we ask you to consider making a donation or becoming a monthly donor. There’s no more powerful feeling than supporting positive change.

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Join us for Headache on the Hill

Headache on the Hill is an annual advocacy day where patients, providers, caregivers, and researchers join together to meet with their elected representatives. It’s a rare opportunity to connect with the very individuals who can change legislation. Interested in joining us? Subscribe to our email list to be among the first to know when our application period opens.

Our 2024 Spring Headache on the Hill will be held on March 19, 2024 in-person in Washington, DC. Applications for the event are now closed. Join our email list to be the first to hear about our virtual advocacy day coming in the fall of 2024.

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Sign up for Walk, Run, or Relax.

Since 2020, we’ve partnered with Miles for Migraines for a unique fundraising experience. To support headache disorders, our virtual event gives you a choice of activities: Take a walk. Go for a run. Or enjoy a self-care activity. Join our email list to be the first to know about our 2024 event!

Connect with us on social media

Follow AHDA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Share our posts with your social network.

And, use your own online presence to raise awareness for ongoing AHDA advocacy issues. Share your experiences with headache disorders on your blog or social media accounts. If you belong to forums, support groups, or discussion sites, post about advocacy issues.

Purchase AHDA-branded merchandise and wear your support

From hoodies and t-shirts to buttons and hats, you can proudly wear your AHDA-branded merch and show your support. Every dollar goes toward our mission to secure equitable policies for those impacted by headache disorders.

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Become a Member Organization

There’s strength in numbers. If your organization’s mission aligns with ours, consider joining the AHDA. Fill out an organizational membership application in the link below, or contact us to learn more.

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