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Senator Pat Toomey's Staff Tours Eating Disorder Treatment Center
August 17, 2016

We thank Senator Pat Toomey's staff for taking time to visit one of our member treatment programs, the Renfrew Center of Philadelphia, to learn more about eating disorders and treatment practices!





Long under Congress' radar, eating disorder treatment advocates on verge of pushing through reforms
August 11, 2016

After decades of failing to push through reforms from Congress, advocates representing more than 30 million Americans with eating disorders are celebrating a rare moment of progress on Capitol Hill.

For the first time ever, legislation specifically aimed at combating and expanding access to treatment for anorexia and bulimia among other disorders is quietly moving through Congress and has a shot at passage this fall.

House overwhelmingly approves mental health reform bill
July 6, 2016

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed long-awaited bipartisan mental health reform legislation more than three years in the making.

Republicans opposed to new gun control measures have previously touted the legislation - which was approved 422-2 - as their response to mass shootings. But about two weeks after Democrats staged a House sit-in over guns, Republicans and Democrats avoided the issue during floor speeches ahead of the vote on the bipartisan mental health bill.

The measure was originally intended as a massive overhaul of the mental health care system. 

AAP Supports House Energy and Commerce Committee's Mental Health Legislation
June 15, 2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports the House Energy and Commerce Committee Amendment to the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646) and thanks Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) for their leadership advancing this bipartisan effort to improve our mental health system to better meet the needs of children and adolescents.

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