Learn about this annual advocacy event and how to make an impact from home
Patient advocacy is critical to educating and lobbying key decision makers about the importance of accessible, affordable treatments for migraine and other headache disorders. Headache on the Hill is an annual lobbying event that exemplifies patient advocacy in action.
For the last decade the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA), partner of the American Migraine Foundation, has brought together health professionals, migraine & cluster headache advocates and patients every year to unite their “asks” and lobby congress. These asks are typically focused around improving awareness about the impact of Headache Disorders and in turn impacting the available research funding. This year’s event takes place from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13.
This year AHDA and the American Migraine Foundation teamed up to make this the biggest, most successful event in patient activism in 2018. Together, we sent over 20 Move Against Migraine members to D.C. for an all expense paid trip to advocate on behalf of migraine.
Now, we’re working hard to bring Headache on the Hill directly to you. Here’s how you can participate and bolster our advocacy efforts and #MoveAgainstMigraine.
- Over the course of the two-day event, we’ll be sharing updates and photos on social media with the hashtag #HOH2018. Help us amplify our advocacy efforts by sharing our progress or by telling the world how migraine research would affect you. Tag the American Migraine Foundation and use #HOH2018 so we can share your thoughts.
- On Sunday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. EST, we’ll be hosting a Facebook LIVE from Headache on the Hill. Learn more about the program and the impact our advocates are hoping to make by tuning in to the American Migraine Foundation’s Facebook page.
- One request our advocates will be making at Headache on the Hill is for Members of Congress to co-sponsor and support the recently introduced bill to increase NIH research on chronic migraine, headache disorders, chronic pain and opioids. You can help pass this bill by taking action and emailing your members of Congress.
Reviewed for accuracy by the American Migraine Foundation’s subject matter experts, headache specialists and medical advisers with deep knowledge and training in headache medicine. Click here to read about our editorial board members.