Managing Migraine in the Workplace
Migraine impacts people at the most productive stage of life, from their teens to their 50s, meaning that many working-age people feel they need to keep pushing through the pain while living with migraine.
Patient & Caregivers
The Impact of
Migraine AT WORK
Migraine impacts both employees and employers. It is the leading cause of absenteeism—employees missing work due to migraine—and presenteeism—being unable to perform at their full potential while at work.
Workplace Accommodations for Migraine
From fluorescent lights to noisy assembly lines, the workplace can present a number of triggers and challenges for those living with migraine. Because of this, it is important for employees to advocate for themselves and for employers to address migraine at work by providing reasonable accommodations, such as:
Download the Migraine at Work Guide
Download our guide for more practical tips on workplace accommodations and how you can start the conversation with your employer.
Migraine Fitness at Work™
Revolutionizing the Workplace
U.S. employers spend $1 billion annually on the medical costs of migraine. Providing a supportive work environment can help both employees with migraine and reduce lost productivity and revenue. Recent studies show employers could save ~$2,300 per employee annually through implementation of a migraine education program for the workplace.
The Migraine Fitness at Work™ program is a video-based educational program designed by world-renowned migraine experts and patient advocates. This program educates employers and employees about the debilitating effects of migraine and is fully customizable to your workplace.
Find out how to create a more accommodating workplace, reduce stigma and support employees living with migraine to perform at their very best.
Learn more about the program by visiting the International Headache Society-Global Patient Advocacy Coalition’s website.