Tools and Resources

Migraine Management Toolkit

This section contains relevant and up-to-date resources, tools and templates to help employers with the issues and challenges faced when creating a strategy for migraine management in the workplace.

Cost Impact & Productivity


Estimating the Economic Burden of Migraine on US Employers
The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC), December 11, 2020

Employer Migraine Cost Estimator, Working With Migraine

Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions: Migraine and Other Headaches
Integrated Health Benefits Study, June 2018

Migraines giving employers a headache
Employee Benefit News, June 14, 2018

Migraines Impact Employers in both Health Care Spend and Lost Productivity
Integrated Benefits Institute, June 13, 2018

New Survey Reveals Concern About Impact of Migraine on Productivity
National Headache Foundation, October 2017

Bonafede M, Sapra S, Shah N, Tepper S, Cappell K, Desai P. Direct and Indirect Healthcare Resource Utilization and Costs Among Migraine Patients in the United States.
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. February 15, 2018

New Survey Reveals Concerns About Impact of Migraine on Work Productivity
Research America, October 2017

Prevalence, Health Care Spending and Comorbidities Associated with Chronic Migraine Patients
The Headache and Migraine Policy Forum, February 2017

Migraine and Common Co-morbidities
American Migraine Foundation, February 2016

Head Pain Effects One-Third of Americans, Causes Over Half to Miss Work
Poll conducted by Ipos in June 2016

Steiner TJ, Stovner LJ, Vos T. GBD 2015: migraine is the third cause of disability in under 50s, Journal of Headache and Pain, November 14, 2016


Studies & Research


Employee and Employer Benefits From a Migraine Management Program: Disease Outcomes and Cost Analysis
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, August 16, 2020

Migraine Care in the Era of COVID‐19: Clinical Pearls and Plea to Insurers
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, March 2020

Direct and Indirect Healthcare Resource Utilization and Costs Among Migraine Patients in the United States
Headache, May 2018

Effectiveness of preventive and treatment interventions for primary headaches in the workplace: A systematic review of the literature
International Headache Society, 2017

Burton WN, Chen-Yu, Li X, et al. Evaluation of a Workplace-Based Migraine Education Program. J Occup Environ Med, 2016; 58; 790-795

Burton WN, Landy SH, Downs KE, Bunken CM. The Impact of Migraine and the Effect of Migraine Treatment on Workplace Productivity in the United States and Suggestions for Future Research. Mayo Clin Proc. 2009 May; 84(5): 436-445

Burton WN, Conti DJ, Chen CY, et al. The economic burden of lost productivity due to migraine headache: a specific worksite analysis. J Occup Environ Med. 2002; 44: 523-529