EDC Capitol Hill Advocacy Day - Information for Advocates!
April 17, 2018
We can't wait to see you on April 24th for EDC's Capitol Hill Advocacy Day! On Advocacy Day, we will share our personal experiences with elected officials, educate legislators and their staff about the seriousness of eating disorders and advocate for the implementation of Section 13006 of the 21st Century Cures Act in order to help health professionals identify warning signs of eating disorders, intervene and refer patients to treatment.
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Passage of the 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act Includes Further Implementation of Anna Westin Act Provision to Train Health Professionals on Eating Disorders
March 23, 2018
Today, Congress passed the Fiscal Year (FY) Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (also known as the “Omnibus”) (Senate Amendment to H.R. 1625). The Explanatory Report Language includes language to integrate the “Education and Training on Eating Disorders” for health care professionals authorized by the Anna Westin Act through 21st Century Cures (P.L. 114-255) into the U.S. Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Resource’s Primary Care Training & Enhancement Program.
30 million people will experience eating disorders — the CDC needs to help
February 15, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) slogan is, "24/7: Saving Lives, Protecting People." With nearly 1 in 10 Americans experiencing an eating disorder in their lifetime, we’d assume the CDC would diligently monitor their signs and symptoms via a nationally administered high school survey, called the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)...
EDC Encourages the CDC to Enhance Eating Disorder Data Collection Efforts within the National Health Interview Survey
January 16, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 16, 2018) — On December 19, 2017 the Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) submitted recommendations to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to enhance the quality and utility of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), particularly encouraging the CDC to include surveillance questions on eating disorders within the NHIS survey...
Kitty Westin, National Leader in Eating Disorders Advocacy, Retires from EDC Board of Directors
January 3, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 3, 2018) — On Monday, January 1, 2018, Kitty Westin, national eating disorder activist and nearly two-decade Board Member of the Eating Disorders Coalition, officially retired.
Westin first became an outspoken advocate for those with eating disorders after her 21-year-old daughter, Anna Westin, lost her life from anorexia nervosa in 2000...