Resources for Taking Action

Together, we can take action against insurance barriers to treatment, and improve the quality of life for people with migraine!

Join Migraine Meanderings and The Headache & Migraine Policy Forum in raising awareness of the insurance barriers faced by people living with migraine. Together we can:

  • Break down migraine stigma by educating others.
  • Help bring about policy change.
  • Connect with people going through similar experiences.
  • Learn how to advocate for ourselves.
  • Become more empowered & resilient as a patient. 

10 Ways to Advocate for Change

Follow these 10 steps to raise awareness and take action to remove the barriers to treatment access commonly faced by patients: 

  1. SHARE POSTS: Share our social media posts and images
  2. COMMENT: Comment on, like and share posts on Migraine Meanderings and The Headache & Migraine Policy Forum’s social media channels.
  3. ARTICLE: Share this sample article through your newsletter, blog or organizational email blasts.
  4. WRITE TO YOUR LEGISLATOR: Send a letter to your state legislator using the sample included 
  5. VIDEO TESTIMONIAL: Share a short video testimonial on social media about the insurance challenges you have faced getting migraine treatments.
  6. YOUR STORY: Share your story with the media by writing “op-eds” and letters to the editor.
  7. ASK YOUR DOCTOR: Talk to your doctor every time they prescribe a new treatment or your insurance changes and ask these sample questions
  8. CALL YOUR INSURANCE: Use this sample script to call your insurance company to appeal whenever a treatment is denied 
  9. SIGN ON: Sign on to letters to your state insurance commissioner or health plan director.
  10. FILE A COMPLAINT: Submit an insurance complaint to your state commissioner.

Tools for Action

Click on the buttons below to access and download the toolkit resources

Learn, and Take Action!

Click on the images below to learn more about barriers to access imposed by insurance companies and what you can do. Participate in the advocacy campaign launched by Migraine Meanderings and The Headache & Migraine Policy Forum this April!