Apply to be part of Patient Advocacy Summit:
Emerging Advocates

Thank you for your interest in Migraine & Headache Advocacy and more specifically, in your desire to participate in American Migraine Foundation’s first ever Patient Advocacy Summit: Emerging Advocates. The AMF aims to develop and support advocates throughout the U.S. so that AMF Emerging Advocates can build networks and mobilize local grassroots efforts for national migraine and headache advocacy efforts. Emerging Advocates will be able to help AMF develop a better understanding of regional issues and direct its attention to important issues in the migraine and headache space.

This program will kick off in Fall 2020 and run through Summer 2021. The majority of this program will deliver education, training, and guidance virtually on how to become an advocate in the migraine and headache space. By the end of the training and education components you will have the tools to work with a group to design and implement an advocacy project. Your advocacy project will then be presented back to AMF at the end of the program and will be featured on the AMF’s Advocacy Content Hub on the AMF website! Additionally, you will receive a certificate acknowledging your successful completion of this program.

What to expect as an AMF Emerging Advocate

You will devote about six hours over the course of the fall and winter of 2020 to view and learn the materials. Beginning with the training phase, you will view five one-hour trainings to learn about migraine and headache. You will have unlimited access to these videos and can view them at your availability and according to your schedule.

Fall and Winter 2020: Training Phase

  • Session 1 — Pathophysiology and Epidemiology of Migraine
  • Session 2 — Myths and Facts About Migraine and Headache Disorders
  • Session 3 — The Importance of Language
  • Session 4 — The Current Migraine and Headache Advocacy Landscape 
  • Session 5 — Resources and Organizations to Know

At the end of each session, you will be asked to complete a post-test so that we can help you retain the knowledge you’ve learned.

2021: Action Phase

After your training phase, you will move onto the action phase in 2021. During this phase you will be assigned to a group to apply what you learn. In this phase, with your group members, you will attend a one-hour facilitated session to learn how to design an advocacy project. Your group will be assigned a liaison from AMF to ensure you have guidance and support through this action phase.

At the end of your action phase, your group will be asked to present your project to the American Migraine Foundation, and have it featured on the AMF website on its Advocacy Content Hub.

Applications are due November 1, 2020 and participants will be notified of their selection on November 6, 2020.

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