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AHS Committee for Headache Education (ACHE)
The AHS Committee for Headache Education (ACHE) was created in 1990 through an initiative of the American Headache Society® (AHS). ACHE is a nonprofit patient-health professional partnership dedicated to advancing the treatment and management of headache and raising the public awareness of headache as a valid, biologically based illness.

Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA)
The Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy is comprised of doctors, researchers, advocates, and patients who are vitally concerned about the health of patients with headache disorders including migraine disease, cluster headaches, chronic daily headache, new daily persistent headache, tension-type headaches. All headache disorders. The AHDA is dedicated to advocacy efforts that can result in better treatment for all headache disorders.

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
The American Academy of Neurology is a medical specialty society established to advance the art and science of neurology, and thereby promote the best possible care for patients with neurological disorders.

American Academy of Pain Medicine
The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is an organization that provides for quality care to patients suffering with pain, through the education and training of all physicians, through research, and through the advancement of the specialty of pain medicine.

American Pain Society
The American Pain Society (APS) is a multidisciplinary organization of basic and clinical scientists, practicing clinicians, policy analysts, and others working to advance pain-related research, education, treatment and professional practice.

The Brain Matters
A group of sixty advocacy and patient support groups has teamed up to focus public attention on the personal and societal impacts of neurological diseases.

British Association for the Study of Headache
The British Association for the Study of Headache (BASH) is an organization whose objectives are to relieve persons suffering from headache by the advancement of scientific study.

Decade of Pain Control and Research
In November 2000, Congress declared the years 2001-2010 to be the “Decade of Pain Control and Research”. To address this opportunity, The American Pain Society has launched several initiatives to improve public awareness, including the Decade of Pain Control and Research web site. It is the aim of APS to provide a spectrum of reliable information for clinicians, consumers, researchers and the general public about pain, with the goal of increasing awareness, educating those who can make a difference, and improving pain care in America. You can read more about the APS plans for enhancing public awareness, advocating for improved policies, and increasing funding for pain research at http://www.ampainsoc.org/decadeofpain/agenda.htm

International Headache Society
The International Headache Society (IHS) is an organization whose strategic objective is to alleviate the burden of headache worldwide, in particular by promoting research into causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and other aspects of headache.

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal designed to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health.

MAGNUM
MAGNUM (Migraine Awareness Group: A National Understanding for Migraineurs) was created to bring public awareness, utilizing the electronic, print, and artistic media, to the fact that Migraine is a true organic neurologic disease, to assist Migraine sufferers, their families, and co-workers, and to help improve the quality of life of Migraine sufferers worldwide.

MEDLINEplus
MEDLINEplus is a service that provides access to extensive information about specific diseases and conditions and also has links to consumer health information from the National Institutes of Health, dictionaries, lists of hospitals and physicians, health information in Spanish and other languages, and clinical trials.

Migraine.com

The Migraine Research Foundation
The mission of the Migraine Research Foundation is to end the debilitating pain of migraine by raising money to fund promising research into its causes and treatment.

The Migraine Trust
The Migraine Trust aims to help people with migraine and other headaches, as well as organizations, groups, and individuals who work to support them through research and care.

PainLink
PainLink is a virtual community if health professionals working in institutions that are committed to alleviating pain.

Pain Treatment Topics
The mission of Pain Treatment Topics is to serve as a noncommercial resource for healthcare professionals and their patients, providing open access to clinical news, informatin, research, and education for a better understanding of evidence-based pain management practices.

PubMed
PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's search service that provides access to over 10 million citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and other related databases, with links to participating online journals.

Trigeminal Neuralgia Association
The Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (TNA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 by individuals who had been directly affected by the pain of trigeminal neuralgia, as patients or as family members of a patient. TNA provides help and support for trigeminal neuralgia patients and other face pain patients, care givers, and medical professionals.

World Federation of Neurology
A non-governmental organization in association with the World Health Organization

World Headache Alliance
The World Headache Alliance (WHA) is a global alliance of lay organizations whose aim is to provide a comprehensive, and frequently updated, information service for people who suffer from severe headache or migraine, and their families and friends.


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