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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...  

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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, after five years of struggling with the illness.  Since then, Westin has spoken to millions of people about eating disorders...

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EDC Policy Director Katrina Velasquez Awarded 2017 Excellence in Advocacy in a Federal Issue Campaign
November 10, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 10, 2017) — On Monday, November 6th, the Professional Women in Advocacy announced the awardees of the 2017 Excellence in Advocacy awards in six categories, including Excellence in a Federal Issue Campaign.  CNN’s Alisyn Camerota and The Bryce Harlow Foundation Board Member Arshi Siddiqui opened the awards ceremony, recognizing finalists in all six categories.  

Amongst other well-deserving advocates who were selected as finalists for the award, Eating Disorders Coalition Policy Director Katrina Velasquez, Esq., MA was selected as the winner of the Excellence in Advocacy in a Federal Issue Campaign...

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Congressional Briefing: The Role of Health Professionals in Early Detection of Eating Disorders
October 18, 2017

Please join the Eating Disorders Coalition and American Dental Association on November 1st for a Congressional briefing on the importance of early identification of eating disorders by health professionals in the medical/surgical industry and the need for implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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