45 Years of Inspiring Hope

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Over the past 45 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, and 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 nuanced and adaptable insight.

We have collected the most comprehensive information on headache and migraine, which we make freely available to you. Every day, our physician finder connects patients, who have just begun to seek treatment or those who are looking for more options, to neurologists and headache specialists. 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 for 45 years and will continue to do so.

Mission Statement

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:

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

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

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

Research – Promote research into potential headache causes and treatments.

The National Headache Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.