Our Mission:
To cure headache, and to end its pain and suffering

Vision Statement : A world without headache

In support of our mission, the National Headache Foundation looks to achieve these key goals:

Awareness

Increase public awareness regarding headache and its impact on the individual, their families, and society.

Advocacy

Represent the headache sufferer in efforts with the public, insurance providers, and governmental agencies.

Education

Serve as the premiere resource by providing information to patients, health care professionals, and the media.

Research

Support research into potential headache causes and treatments.

Awareness

Increase public awareness regarding headache and its impact on the individual, their families, and society.

Advocacy

Represent the headache sufferer in efforts with the public, insurance providers, and governmental agencies.

Education

Serve as the premiere resource by providing information to patients, health care professionals, and the media.

Research

Support research into potential headache causes and treatments.

Our Story

Over the past 48 years, our mission at the National Headache Foundation has been to further awareness of headache and migraine as legitimate neurobiological diseases. Much has changed during this time. With aid from advanced technology and clinical innovation, there are more treatment options than ever before. However, we understand that these diseases are still largely misunderstood and that finding the right treatment options for you requires insight.

We have collected the most comprehensive information on headache and migraine, which we make freely available to you. Every day, our health care provider finder connects patients, who have just begun to seek treatment or those who are looking for more options. Our magazine, Head Wise provides in depth articles on advances in treatment and understanding of these complex diseases.

In your continuing pursuit of the treatment and understanding that you deserve, please know that the National Headache Foundation is your partner. We have been inspiring hope since 1970.

Executive Committee

Seymour Diamond, MD, AQH
Executive Chair and Founder
Chicago, IL
Vincent Martin, MD, AQH
President
Mason, OH
Timothy R. Smith, MD, RPh, FACP,AQH
First Vice President
St. Louis, MO
Emily Kandel
Second Vice President and Fund Raising Chair
Scarsdale, NY
Chad J. Beste
Treasurer
Wheaton, IL
Margaret Azarian, PhD
Secretary
Guilford, CT

Board Members

James Beasley
Turberville, SC
Jan Lewis Brandes, MD
Nashville, TN
Roger K. Cady, MD
Springfield, MO

Honorary Board

Mark Green, M.D.
New York, NY
Janet Zlatoff-Mirsky
Santa Fe, NM
K. Michael Welch, MB, ChB, FRCP
North Chicago, IL
Walter Stewart, PhD, MPH
Concord, CA
Gary E. Ruoff, MD
Kalamazoo, MI
A. David Rothner, MD
Cleveland, OH
Carol Girard-de-Frain
Miramar, FL
Philip E. Hixon
Rancho Mirage, CA
Patrick P.A. Humphrey, PhD, DSc
South San Francisco, CA
Paul Kandel
Scarsdale, NY
Richard B. Lipton, MD
Bronx, NY
Edmund Messina, MD
Lansing, MI
Ian Phillips
Ivoryton, CT

Corporate Leadership Council

Diamond Level
Amgen-Novartis, Inc.

Emerald Level
Eli Lilly and Company

Ruby Level
TEVA Pharmaceuticals

Opal Level
Allergan, Inc.

Pearl Level
Promius Pharma, LLC & Alder BioPharmaceuticals

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