The American Council for Headache Education(ACHE) is a nonprofit patient-health professional partnership dedicated to advancing the treatment and management of headache and to raising the public awareness of headache as a valid, biologically based illness.
ACHE's educational mission reaches out to health career policy makers, employers, opinion leaders, as well as to headache patients and their families. Our goals are to empower headache sufferers through education, and to support them by educating their families, employers, and the public in general. We advocate individualized treatments, which combine the best of traditional medicine, alternative medicine, drug, and non-drug therapies. We do not advocate any specific approaches or medications. Through education in the causes and treatment of headache, sufferers can be empowered and equipped to seek effective therapies and knowledgeable health care providers who can aid them in achieving better quality of life.
ACHE was created in 1990 through an initiative of the American Headache Society (AHS, formerly the American Association for the Study of Headache), an organization of more than 2,400 physicians, health professionals and research scientists. AHS physicians and ACHE lay members collaborate in producing educational programs and materials, coordinating the support groups, and undertaking public awareness initiatives.
The American Council for Headache Education (ACHE) website is funded by the organization. Certain areas of this website are sponsored by a specific pharmaceutical company, but they have no influence or input on the content of the website