At a time when healthcare is experiencing significant breakthroughs, people with chronic illness and disease around the world continue to suffer. Chronic disease and recurring episodic conditions plague the population, resulting in lost productivity and reduced quality of life. The World Health Education Foundation (WHEF) educates and empowers people with chronic health conditions.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, WHEF is dedicated to serving those who live with chronic illness and their caregivers. We specialise in migraine initiatives that serve our mission in providing patients with affordable access to care, better education and advocacy.
Together, we can raise awareness and improve patient outcomes through education, shifting perceptions and advocating for change. WHEF is dedicated to disease-specific education and advocacy for conditions like migraine which can cause frequent disabling symptoms, productivity loss and reduced quality of life for millions of people around the world.
WHEF does not provide any medical advice. This website is for informational use only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your health care professional for a medical condition.
Our mission is to educate and empower people with disabling chronic health conditions in order to reduce the global burden on society. WHEF’s focus is on migraine and headache diseases.
- Increase awareness
- Encourage diagnosis
- Empower and support patients
- Focus on prevention
The best prescription is knowledge.
She champions patients’ needs as a Board Member of the American Migraine Foundation, leader of the Coalition for Migraine and Headache Patients (CHAMP), patient advocate for the International Headache Society (IHS) and co-author of CaMEO and My Migraine Voice research studies.
In addition to authoring over 300 articles on migraine health and wellness, Paula is the producer and co-host of the Migraine World Summit, the largest event of its kind bringing together 30+ world-class experts on migraine, headache, health and wellness. Paula is a frequent speaker at industry, health care and public policy events including the National Health Research Forum and Headache on the Hill in Washington, D.C. A top patient influencer, Paula has been nominated for a WEGO Health Advocate Award.
Paula is also the founder and CEO of the World Health Education Foundation, a 501c3, established to educate and empower people with disabling chronic health conditions in order to reduce the global burden on society.
Karl has founded four technology, consulting and finance companies, including HomecareCRM, an industry-leading customer relationship management (CRM) solution for the post acute healthcare industry.
He serves on the Steering Committee of CHAMP, the Coalition of Headache and Migraine Patients, bringing his business and technology expertise to its advocacy work. As a trusted caregiver to Paula, Karl is working to improve the quality of life for both migraine warriors and those who love them.
Today, he works with several charities, foundations, and organizations to help reduce the global burden of migraine including Headache Australia, the Brain Foundation, the Coalition of Headache and Migraine Patients, the Global Patient Advocacy Coalition and the World Headache And Migraine Alliance. He is a member of the International Headache Society, he acts on several advisory councils and he also is the editor at MigrainePal.com and co-host for the Migraine World Summit.
Carl is a public and passionate patient advocate for migraine. He has spoken nationally and internationally about migraine and the need to increase research funding, reduce stigma, increase patient support and education.
Shoshana Lipson is the Partnerships Director for the World Health Education Foundation (WHEF). In her role she focuses on partnerships and stakeholder engagement.
She is a patient advocate, speaker, and writer. She has a passion to encourage, support, educate and inspire people living with migraine & chronic pain disorders, to find purpose and value in the midst of illness, and not give up hope. In addition to being the Partnership Director for MWS and WHEF, Shoshana leads an online community of approximately 15,000 members through Migraine Meanderings and Hope for Migraine. Shoshana collaborates with various advocacy organizations and pharmaceutical companies, is a contributing writer for Migraine.com, and the President of Hope in Pain, Inc.