Congress to the Administration - We Can't Wait Any Longer
May 23, 2017
Last week, a bipartisan group of Senators and Congressmen sent a House of Representatives letter and Senate letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price urging full implementation of eating disorder laws originating from the Anna Westin Act passed within the 21st Century Cures Act last December. Led by Representatives Ted Deutch (D-FL), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Tim Murphy (R-PA), and Leonard Lance (R-NJ), and Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Shelley Moore-Capito (R-WV), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a combined 54 bipartisan Members urged the Secretary to prioritize these provisions and ensure that people suffering from the deadliest mental illness have access to quality, affordable, and adequate treatment, and that health professionals have the training to identify eating disorders early.
Gifts from a Life in Eating Disorder Recovery
May 19, 2017
Johanna Kandel, EDC Board Member and Founder/CEO of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, shares her story of recovery for the Office of Women’s Health’s Women’s Health Week, May 14-20, 2017.
Eating Disorders Awareness and The Need for Congressional Support
April 4, 2017
Good Morning Washington speaks with EDC Policy Director Katrina Velasquez and EDC Immediate Past President Johanna Kandel the day before Capitol Hill Advocacy Day.
Congress Makes History by Passing First-Ever Eating Disorders Legislation
December 7, 2016
Today is a historic day for the 30 million Americans experiencing an eating disorder in their lifetimes. For the first time in history, Congress passed legislation specifically designed to help people with eating disorders.