june, 2021

02junAll Day10Veterans with Headache Diseases 2nd Annual walk/run/relaxD Day(All Day)

Event Details

Help support the efforts of AHDA and our veteran community by participating in the 2nd annual virtual walk/run/relax event happening from June 2-10.

New data show that 350,000 Global War on Terror (GWOT) veterans sustained TBIs. Nearly half of GWOT veterans with deployment-related TBI, reported headaches 15 or more days per month and 89% met criteria for migraine. 3 million GWOT veterans were exposed to toxic open burn pits. Compared to veterans deployed but not exposed to burn pits, veterans deployed and with burn pit duties, years later reported nearly twice the risk of functional limitations due to migraine. The Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA), their member organizations and advocates continue to push for more equitable access to specialized care for veterans impacted by migraine and headache disease.

During this year’s Headache on the Hill event, the team advocated for $25 million in funding to expand the number of VA Headache Disorders of Excellence sites from 14 to 28.

 

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Time

june 2 (Wednesday) - 10 (Thursday)