Join us at EDC Advocacy Day - October 5th!
Please join us on October 5th in Washington, D.C., for EDC's Fall 2017 Capitol Hill Advocacy Day! Share your personal experiences with elected officials, educated legislators and their staff about the seriousness of eating disorders, and advocate for our policy goals. Register today!
Domenici’s Legacy: Expanded Mental Health Coverage
September 13, 2017
Pete Domenici, a six-term Republican U.S. senator from New Mexico, died Sept. 13, nearly nine years after the mental health parity law he championed was signed into law.
Domenici, whose daughter Clare was diagnosed with schizophrenia, was one of the driving forces behind the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, which was signed by President George W. Bush. The law is aimed at increasing patients’ access to mental health and substance abuse services…
EDC Applauds the HHS Office on Women's Health for Taking the First Step Towards Implementing 21st Century Cures; However, Encourages Stronger Application
August 4, 2017
Half a year has gone by since Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114-255) into law, representing the first time in history that Congress specifically acted to improve the lives of people with eating disorders. Within 21st Century Cures, Section 13005. "Information and Awareness on Eating Disorders" instructs the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Office on Women's Health (OWH), to update the National Women's Health Information Center materials, fact sheets, and resources on eating disorders in order to provide current research and information related to males and females...
Eating Disorders are Mental Health Conditions Subject to Parity Law
July 20, 2017
The Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services (Departments) continue to issue FAQs addressing the implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA), as amended by the Affordable Care Act and the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act).