Migraine at Work Launches Website, Announces 2019 Campaign to Educate Workplaces Across the CountryShare
Washington, D.C.– Today, on behalf of the 39 million Americans living with migraine disease, partners across the country join together to officially launch the Migraine at Work campaign, a new project of the Headache and Migraine Policy Forum. This first-of-its-kind initiative will support employers and employees as they navigate the challenges of managing migraine disease in the workplace.
Pioneering the Migraine at Work campaign is a coalition of prominent stakeholders, including MigraineAgain.com, the National Headache Foundation, the American Migraine Foundation, the Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patients (CHAMP) and the Association of Migraine Disorders. Today’s launch comes after months of preparation with a cross-section of industry leaders committed to supporting workplace improvements and employee productivity.
“Just like everyone else, employees with migraine disease want to lead productive, purposeful lives at work,” said Paula K. Dumas, President and CEO of MigraineAgain.com and chair of the Migraine at Work Campaign. “Without effective medical treatment and support, migraine disease can lead to serious health consequences, but with positive support in the workplace — including access to appropriate care and resources — people living with the disease can maintain a high quality of life and deliver strong value to their employers.”
Dumas, a long-time patient advocate and corporate veteran, leads the coalition with Mary Franklin, who currently serves as Executive Director for the National Headache Foundation. “Most corporate executives are surprised to learn that one in four households includes someone with migraine disease, and that 85% of people with the disease are women,” said Franklin. “Despite the prevalence of the disease, lack of education and awareness often leads to unintended stigma and bias, especially in the workplace.”
Migraine at Work will bring employers and employees to the table, creating a forum for both sides to discover solutions to managing migraine disease in the workplace.
New resources on MigraineAtWork.org will educate executives about the workplace needs of individuals suffering from migraine disease and give employers and patients the tools they need to build healthier, happier and more productive workplaces.
To read more about the important efforts of the Migraine at Work campaign, please visit our website: MigraineAtWork.org.