What YOU Can Do To Get Better Migraine & Headache Treatments
Posted Aug 26 2008 12:31pm
It's time for my promised update on Headache On the Hill .
For those of you not familiar with Headache On the Hill -- a group of
doctors, scientists, and patient advocates made a trip to DC in
September to talk with Senators and members of the House about the dire
need for an increase in NIH funding for basic headache and Migraine
research. That basic research MUST be done if we're to have new and
more effective treatments.
We're gearing up for the grassroots part of this campaign, and
that's where each and every one of you come in. Since the Headache On
the Hill participants were from several organizations -- the American
Academy of Neurology, the American Headache Society, MAGNUM, the
National Headache Foundation, the Headache Cooperative of New England,
and others -- we've formed a new organization to continue the Headache
On the Hill advocacy efforts. The new organization is the Alliance for
Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA). You can reach our web site at www.HeadacheAdvocacy.org or www.MigraineAdvocacy.org .
What YOU Can Do To Help
Visit the AHDA site ,
lood around, and sign-up for email updates. We will notify you by email
when new information is added and when it's time to take action.
Please spread the word to your friends and family. You can download our flier
and distribute it to friends, family, whomever you know to encourage
them to participate in this project. Every single person counts, so
please talk to everyone you know about this and give them a copy of the
flier. CLICK HERE to download the flier.
Early in 2008 :
The most effective time to influence Congress is early in the year. So
it will be crucial that as many emails as possible reach Congress at
that time in order to affect the 2009 NIH budget. The AHDA website will
make emailing Congress much easier for you. Our email notifications
will prompt you to return to our site and email your members of
Congress at the most effective time. Please ask your friends and loved
ones to visit our site and email Congress as well.
hope you'll all become involved in this important initiative. We all
know how important it is that more effective treatments be found for
Migraine disease and other headache disorders. But, without NIH
funding, the basic research upon which other research depends will not
be done. Senators and members of the House do listen to their
constituents, so every single email to them will be vital. This is our
chance to make a difference, and the AHDA is making it as easy as
possible for everyone to participate.