COVID in the Real World

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Key Questions
  • What did the data from the Headache and Migraine Policy Forum (HMPF) survey say about the impact of COVID on our overall health?
  • What impact is the pandemic having on the frequency of people’s migraine attacks?
  • What effect is the pandemic having on our stress levels?
  • How has the isolation that came with the pandemic affected migraine comorbidities?
  • How many people in the survey reported some level of fear or anxiety about getting migraine care during the pandemic?
  • Are people avoiding the ER for migraine emergencies during the pandemic?
  • What alternatives are people seeking for migraine emergencies?
  • How is telemedicine being received by people with migraine?
  • Why are some people with migraine hesitant to use telemedicine?
  • How is COVID affecting people with migraine in the workplace?
  • What resources are available for people with migraine struggling to hold down a job?
  • What does HMPF do and how does it benefit people with migraine?
  • How can someone get involved in advocacy and effecting policy for people with migraine?
  • From an advocacy standpoint, what has changed in the migraine community that makes managing migraine easier, particularly during the COVID era?
Interview Notes

Lindsay Videnieks, JD

Executive Director
Headache and Migraine Policy Forum

Lindsay Videnieks integrates her nearly 20 years of public policy and campaign experience to provide the Headache and Migraine Policy Forum with expert strategic guidance on legislative and issue campaigns. She is also responsible for directing the Coalition & Nonprofit Management division for Woodberry Associates, a leading Washington, D.C., law firm.

Lindsay graduated with high honors from the University of Maine at Orono with bachelor of arts degrees in both political science and English, and received her law degree from Catholic University. She is admitted to practice law in Maryland, where she lives with her husband and three children.

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