Who We Are

GPAC works in collaboration with patients, patient advocacy organizations, health care providers and headache, pain and neurology associations worldwide to improve the lives of those affected by migraine, cluster and other diseases that cause severe head pain.



The latest GPAC events taking place worldwide

Migraine Information

Facts about the global impact of migraine

Advocacy Initiatives

Ongoing resources dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by migraine

Our Commitment to Patient Advocacy

GPAC is committed to successively addressing the following unmet needs in migraine, starting in the workplace.


Workplace and School Engagement Programs

Encourage employers and schools to introduce initiatives that enhance the support of and care for individuals with migraine and other headache disorders to enable them to lead healthier and more productive lives.


Drive Patient Education

Empower patients and their
caregivers to be informed partners
in migraine and headache care


Influence Policy

Engage with payers to support treatment coverage and drive meaningful change in policy in order to safeguard health and patient well-being


Educate Health Care Providers

Educate providers, revise treatment guidelines for migraine and other headache disorders, and build trust between providers and patients


Provide Tools for Patients and Caregivers

Address the unmet needs of those impacted by migraine and other headache disorders by developing self and disease advocacy tools for patients and caregivers such as forums, mobile apps and helplines


Enhance Support for Research

Fund, promote and lobby for headache research to improve understanding and treatment


Enhance Public Awareness and Understanding

Reduce global stigma and raise awareness of migraine as a serious public health issue


Improve Access to Standard of Care

Support patients in finding the right doctor, the most effective treatment, and how to pay for it

What is Migraine?

Migraine is one of the most common and disabling brain disorders on the planet.


Migraine is the 3rd most common disease in the world


Migraine affects 1 in 7 people globally


Migraine affects 3x as many women as men


Migraine impacts 1 in 10 children


Migraine is the 2nd leading cause of all global disability


Help implement optimal standards of migraine care and raise awareness of its impact on the individual and society