The Disparities in Headache Advisory Council (DiHAC)

The Disparities in Headache Advisory Council (DiHAC) was born from the need to address the inequities and systemic racism of the American healthcare system.

DiHAC is a cross-functional group of patient advocacy organization leaders, BIPOC headache patients, queer headache patients, and healthcare providers. The Council is tasked with identifying and supporting solutions to ALL health disparities in headache medicine. It is also diversifying the engaged headache patient community.

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Resources to Help Guide You

We at CHAMP understand everyone’s migraine/headache journey is unique. We also know because disparities in health care exist, some face more challenges than others. We hope some of the resources we have gathered can help.

Dont’ see resources for you? We will continue to add new resources throughout 2023. Follow us on social media to see when we add new content. 

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Disparities in Headache – An Issue Brief

Offering Educational Events and Seed Funding

Our new DiHAC Issue Brief helps shine a light on the topic of health disparities and patient care and the path forward. As a community, we need to continue down this path and stay focused on the goal — giving all people living with headache disorders, regardless of their racial or socioeconomic status, equitable access to patient care. 

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The History of DiHAC

In 2020, DiHAC was formed to hosted a cross-cultural competency training series for its members and continued to host frequent webinars with guest presentations from leaders of effective disparity reduction campaigns in other disease areas. In early 2021, the Council reviewed and approved six proposals for new initiatives that aimed to diversify the engaged headache patient community and reduce health disparities in headache medicine.

The Council was created in partnership with The Migraine Diva Jaime Sanders.

To learn more and get involved with DiHAC, please email Director of Programs Jessica Robins.

Thank you to the generous sponsors that make DiHAC possible