First Contact – Headache in Primary Care
Primary care practitioners are essential to identifying and treating headache disorders, including migraine. That’s why it is imperative they have access to helpful, accurate and timely information from headache specialists to better care for their patients. The goal of First Contact – Headache in Primary Care, powered by the American Headache Society, is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care.
Family physicians, internists, OBGYNs, pediatricians, PAs, NPs, and other allied healthcare providers can browse a variety of free resources on diagnosis, treatment and more, all curated by leaders in headache medicine. We encourage providers in all stages of their careers to utilize our programming and educational tools to improve patient care.
Must Read Resources
Check out our curated selection of must-read resources on migraine and other headache disorders. We focus on the basics of diagnosing and treating head pain and link out to helpful reference materials that you can bookmark and refer to as needed.
Bring Grand Rounds to Your Institution
The flagship offering of the Headache in Primary Care program is our one-hour grand rounds presentation, tailored to your audience’s needs and delivered by experts in headache care.
We provide the speakers, slide materials, and can provide Zoom capabilities for a virtual presentation. In support of the grand rounds, residents will have access to an ever-growing library of resources for managing headache in a primary care setting.
Phases of Migraine
Phases of Migraine
Preventive Treatments for Migraine
Explaining the Importance of Routine
Headache 101 with Dr. Andrew Hershey
Migraine Symptoms on Non-headache Days
Changes in Headache History: When to be Concerned
Clinical Pearls on Migraine Prevention
Preventive Migraine Treatment: How to Counsel Patients
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Migraine: Q&A with Elizabeth Seng, PhD
Treating Pediatric Migraine
News and Articles
The Traffic Light of Headache | American Headache Society
Headache 101 with Dr. Andrew Hershey | American Headache Society
From the Journal: The Prevalence of Migraine and Severe Headache
OTC Migraine Treatment: Q&A | American Headache Society
How Doctors Determine Acute Migraine Treatment Plans | AHS
Preventive Migraine Treatment: How to Counsel Patients | AHS
Sleep, Migraine and Improved Patient Outcomes | AHS
Clinical Pearls on Migraine Prevention | American Headache Society
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Migraine: Q&A | AHS
Study Demonstrates Feasibility of Migraine-Specific CBT | AHS
The Future of Neuromodulation: Q&A | American Headache Society
Updated Guidelines for Neuroimaging in Migraine | American Headache Society
Neuromodulation as a Treatment for Migraine | AHS
Migraine and Contraceptives | American Headache Society
Treating Pediatric Migraine | American Headache Society
Pediatric Migraine: Q&A With Dr. Christina Szperka
Treating Chronic Headache in Adolescents with Group Education | AHS
From the Journal: sTMS for Migraine Treatment in Adolescents | AHS
Migraine with Aura, Contraceptives and Stroke Risk
The First Contact — Headache In Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals seeing patients with migraine and other headache disorders.