Certification of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine — Why Now?

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. Continue Reading

Partners for Understanding Pain

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. Continue Reading

The Purple Ball: Rule Your Headache

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 of their headaches.

NHF Congratulates Latest CAQ in Headache Medicine Class

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. Continue Reading