In alignment with Pain Awareness Month in September, Representative Madeleine Dean (PA-4) and Representative Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) introduced a resolution on September 30th. This resolution was written to acknowledge the disproportionate impact of migraine disease & headache disease on women. The resolution asks for additional support for migraine disease and headache disorders, and reaffirms a commitment to public education about migraine disease and headache disorders to reduce stigma.
The resolution highlights some key issues in our community:
- Disability (including Social Security Administration issues)
- Workplace Impact (including presenteeism / absenteeism)
- Disproportionate Impact on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
- Specific Focus on Cluster Headache
- Access to Treatment
- Federal Research Funding