June is Migraine and headache awareness month

June is National Migraine and Headache awareness month.
Every year during the month of June, the AMF provides a platform for education and patient advocacy.

This year’s theme for the American Migraine Foundation’s Migraine Headache Awareness month is “Advocate for Treatment Access”. This theme centers around barriers to treatments like medications, including step therapy. This is a method used by insurance company health plans to reduce costs by forcing patients to choose a cheaper option before gaining access to a more expensive, newer treatment.

Throughout the entire month, there are days dedicated to different topics regarding migraine awareness and education. There will be opportunities for discussion on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

There will also be a ‘Migraine the State of the Union’ webinar led by migraine specialist and chair of the Board of Directors of AMF, Dr. Larry Newman.

For more information about Migraine and Headache Awareness visit https://americanmigrainefoundation.org

By: Brooke Steiger, NP