A Statement of Solidarity with the Asian and Asian-American Community from the American Headache Society

The American Headache Society (AHS) is profoundly disturbed by the rising xenophobia, hateful acts of violence, and unreported aggressions against Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Asian-Americans. We are especially outraged by the most recent murders of Asian women in the Atlanta area this past week. We hold compassion for the victims, their families and communities.

We stand in solidarity with everyone who has been subject to racism, bigotry and bias of all forms, including anti-Asian violence and harassment. We also are thinking about our own members and patients across the country who have been deeply affected by this ongoing climate of hate.

AHS is aligned with the recent solidarity statement made by the American Migraine Foundation (AMF), as well as our joint commitment with AMF from June 2020 addressing racism against Black people.

AHS is actively working on these challenges with the Board of Directors’ unanimous approval of our new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce, co-chaired by Cynthia E. Armand, MD, and Rebecca Erwin Wells, MD, MPH, FAHS, and highlighted in Dr. Wells’ recent Board spotlight. This critical initiative will help build a diverse coalition to advance these priorities in our organization and field. Through all these efforts AHS continues to work to combat healthcare disparities and ensure inclusivity for all.


Cynthia E. Armand, MD; Rebecca E. Wells, MD, MPH, FAHS,
Co-Chairs, AHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce
American Headache Society Board of Directors

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