Alleviate the pain: Tom Dabertin heads the National Headache Foundation |  Lifestyles

“In the US alone, 40 million people suffer from migraines. There are a lot of misunderstandings when it comes to headaches and migraines, ”said Dabertin, adding that with his work in the foundation he would like to do his part to help people with headaches.

The foundation helps to raise awareness of what headache disorders are; works on advocacy issues with governments, insurance companies and the general public; provides educational information to patients, healthcare workers, and the public; and supports headache research.

Dabertin said the foundation is excited to launch a new app-based training program for doctors this month.

“It’s a nice new way to educate and educate doctors,” he said, adding that most people with headaches often go to their GPs first for help.

“We also have a work migraine program that employers can access for their employees,” said Dabertin of the variety of programs and tools available through the foundation. There is also a Migraine University program aimed at undergraduate students.

“People can go to our website for all kinds of tools for information and help,” he said.

Dabertin said he suffered from migraines in his youth.