Headache disorders are the most common neurological disorders, affecting more than 90 percent of Americans. Despite the disease’s prevalence, only 416 physicians had received sub-specialty certification in headache medicine by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties, as late as 2014. The vast difference between the number of patients and the number of certified providers makes it difficult for patients to find and be seen by a headache specialist. The National Headache Foundation (NHF) recognized the inadequate number of qualified headache care providers, and the NHF believes many health care professionals are not being properly recognized for their competency in headache medicine.

LogoPain is cited as the most common reason Americans access health care. It is a leading cause of disability and it is a major contributor to health care costs. It is important that your voice is heard if we are to improve the care of people with headache and other pain conditions. The National Headache Foundation joins 56 other organizations in the Partners for Understanding Pain. The partnership is organized by the American Chronic Pain Association and is committed to helping those with chronic, acute, and cancer pain lead better lives. It strives to create greater understanding among health care professionals, individuals and families struggling with pain, the business community, legislators, and the public that pain is a serious public health issue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZAgtxtMsZQ In 2016, the National Headache Foundation is encouraging all sufferers to rule their headaches. Hundreds gathered in Chicago to May 21, 2016 for The Purple Ball as we raised money to support education, research, and encourage headache sufferers everywhere to be engaged in the management...

Over the last couple of years the National Headache Foundation has developed a program to better help you—the headache and migraine sufferer. The Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Headache Medicine was reinstated to better set the standards for headache practice and assist those with headache in locating clinicians who could provide optimal headache-related health care.

NHF_CVSPartnership_logo FThe National Headache Foundation (NHF) with CVS/pharmacy® will provide support to the more than 37 million Americans suffering from migraines. In this “Partnership for Better Headache Care,” the NHF recognizes CVS/pharmacy as a retailer committed to addressing the needs of headache sufferers by providing headache management material in stores and online, as well as offering a variety of pain-related products to help those suffering from headache, including migraine. “We are dedicated to providing a convenient shopping experience where our customers can be educated on the best ways to treat and manage their headache symptoms,” said Judy Sansone, Senior Vice President Front Store Business  at CVS/pharmacy. “This partnership enables us to empower our customers with the best resources to put them on the path to better health.”

For many years the National Headache Foundation has served as the premiere resource for patients, healthcare professionals, and the media. Great news and information can be found on our website, www.headaches.org; in HeadWise, our quarterly magazine; in News to Know, our monthly newsletter; and in brochures, which can...

[embedyt]https://youtu.be/U6_5lffcUMg[/embedyt] For 45 years, the National Headache Foundation has been inspiring hope. You can live an amazing migraine-free life with the right treatment and care. Hear the story of Sheila McMillan, who is living a migraine-free life after years of dealing with this disease. "Life without migraine...