What is Headache on the Hill?
This is an annual lobbying event in Washington DC, organized by the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA). The AHDA brings health professionals, migraine & cluster headache advocates and patients themselves to unite on our requests or “asks” of Congress. These asks are typically focused around improving awareness about the impact of Headache Disorders and in turn impacting the available research funding.
Headache on the Hill (HOH) is a two day event each year; The first day includes an issues briefing and advocacy training session. The second day is for HOH participants to visit the offices of their respective congressional delegation on Capitol Hill. The AHDA will pre arrange appointments with the offices of at least one congressman and two senators for each HOH participant.
Looking to better understand?
Check out some of these blog posts from HOH advocates:
- HOH 2018 by The Migraine Diva
- My Story by Jeanette Rotondi
- How I Made My Invisible Illness Visible by Heidi Brehm
- HOH 2017 by Chronic Migraine Ellie
- Migraine Patients and Doctors Team Up… by Tammy Rome
- 7 Things You Should Know Before You Go… by Erin Boyle
- Discussing Migraine and Headache on Capitol Hill by Teri Robert
Here is a list of HOH FAQ’s to further familiarize yourself.
2019 Headache on the Hill
- Planned for February 11th & 12th
- February 12th & 13th
- 145 participants from 39 states visited 212 Congressional offices
- February 13th & 14th
- 93 participants from 33 states visited 158 Congressional offices
- February 8th & 9th
- 60 participants from 30 states visited 123 Congressional offices.
2015 Headache on the Hill
- April 22nd & 23rd
- 60 participants from 33 states visited 131 Congressional offices.
2014 Headache on the Hill
- February 10th & 11th
- 91 participants from 34 states visited 131 Congressional offices.
2013 Headache on the Hill
- April 8th & 9th
- 64 participants from 28 states visited 129 Congressional offices.
2012 Headache on the Hill
- March 26th & 27th
- 62 participants from 33 states visited 120 Congressional offices.
2011 Headache on the Hill
- May 31st & June 1st
- 68 participants from 34 states visited 138 Congressional offices.
2010 Headache on the Hill
- February 22nd & 23rd
- 52 participants from 35 states visited 144 Congressional offices.
2009 Headache on the Hill
- February 23rd & 24th
- 35 participants from 27 states visited 127 Congressional offices.
2007 Headache on the Hill
- September 25th & 26th
- 45 participants from 29 states visited 136 Congressional offices.