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American Headache Society Committee for Headache Education

The American Headache Society Committee on Headache Education (ACHE) is a nonprofit patient-health professional partnership dedicated to advancing the treatment and management of patients with headache. ACHE serves as an educational resource for health care providers who seek patient information materials, tools, and resources to help educate and support their patients and their families who are affected by disabling headache. These educational materials also may be useful to health policy makers, employers, opinion leaders, schools, and families of headache sufferers.

Review Date: June 21, 2011

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Migraine Research Foundation

The Migraine Research Foundation is the only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to funding migraine research in the United States. By helping research scientists discover the root causes of migraine and determine how to treat them, the Migraine Research Foundation hopes that everyone who suffers from migraine will eventually have an effective treatment that they can count on to allow them to live a healthy, happy and productive life. Assisting MRF is a distinguished Medical Advisory Board that includes leading neurologists and scientists from across the country. All of the operating costs for MRFare underwritten, so donations go directly to fund migraine research. MRF is a 501(c)(3) charity.

Review Date: September 03, 2010

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National Pain Foundation

The National Pain Foundation (NPF), a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1998 to advance functional recovery of persons in pain through information, education and support. The goal of NPF is to empower patients by helping them become actively involved in the design of their treatment plan, exploring both traditional and complementary approaches to pain management. The National Pain Foundation provides an easy-to-use source of information and support for pain patients and their families. Through education, materials and programs, the NPF works to erase the stigma associated with pain and pain treatment. The NPF web site and other materials offer information about chronic pain conditions such as arthritis and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD).

Review Date: September 19, 2011

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