June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
San Rafael, CA -- May, 2022 -- June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (MHAM), an opportunity to raise awareness about migraine and other headache diseases. Migraine impacts over forty million people in the United States, one billion worldwide, and is recognized as the #2 global cause of years lived with disability. Currently, about 16 million people with migraine in the U.S. are undiagnosed. Approximately 400,000 Americans experience cluster headaches, recognized as one of the most painful diseases a person can have.
This year, MHAM is focused on advocating for better access to treatments, headache medicine training for healthcare providers, and equal access to healthcare for the BIPOC community. Additionally, MHAM is pleased to announce an extensive lineup of advocacy programs during June to help educate the public about this disease, including a blog initiative, dozens of live and virtual advocacy events, and seven observance days. Moreover, patients are sharing their migraine and headache stories, and leading medical experts are imparting their wisdom, to help shine a light on this disabling and often misunderstood disease.