American Headache and Migraine Association (AHMA)



The American Headache and Migraine Association (AHMA), the patient arm of the American Headache Society (AHS), is a Headache and Migraine Organization for Patient Empowerment (HOPE).

Our vision is to be a community that creates lasting change in headache disorders.

Our mission is to advance awareness and education about headache disorders, provide resources for those affected, and support research efforts for effective treatments.

Our objectives are to:

  • Serve as a collective voice for those affected by headache disorders.
  • Improve the lives of those affected by headache disorders by providing resources and support.
  • Empower those living with headache disorders to achieve their full potential within and beyond their headache disorder(s).
  • Advance awareness and education about headache disorders.
  • Reduce the personal and national burden of headache disorders.
  • Collaborate with patients, care partners, health care providers, researchers, policy makers, employers and the public on issues related to headache disorders.    



6th Patient Conference
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

Visit our conference page for additional information.

Why join AHMA?

Here are just some of the benefits of joining AHMA:

  • Help guide which programs we develop to meet the needs and desires of everyone with Headache disorders.
  • Access to our private, members-only Facebook group.
  • Special Interest Squads for individual Headache disorders.
  • Support groups conducted via conference call to eliminate geographic limitations and help members participate even when they aren't up to going out.
  • Access members-only support options, tools, information, and more. 




Membership Types and Annual Dues

We pledge to keep our dues as low as possible. The standard membership dues of $15 per year breaks down to just $1.25 per  month or 4¢ per day. Dues are waived for active duty military personnel, disabled veterans, and their immediate family.

Check out the different membership categories and join us today. Just go to our membership information page.


IDEA! Donate an AHMA membership! (Gift Membership) Donating a membership provides you with the opportunity to extend AHMA member benefits to a family member, friend or colleague. Simply fill out the application, and when it has processed, AHMA staff will notify the recipient of the membership.

Bravelets donates $10 to AHMA for each item purchased from our Brave Page!

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It's time for necessary research...

Have you ever wondered why other diseases such as breast cancer, ALS, MS, and others have gotten so much attention and NIH research funding? One of the biggest reasons is that the NIH and other agencies pay more attention to diseases and conditions when the patients themselves do two things:

  1. Raise research funds themselves.
  2. Organize and get involved in public awareness campaigns, speaking with Congress, and keeping their disease/condition visible. 






We can no longer sit back and wait for government to fund critically needed basic Migraine research. Please donate!