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Become a Member of the Coalition

EDC membership is a way for your organization to tell us what is important to you. Bringing legislative attention to eating disorders issues is what we do - and we do it well. Joining the EDC is also a way for your organization to express its priorities to Congress. Your name on our letterhead is a vote for better research, more comprehensive insurance coverage, and better lives for eating disorders patients.

The EDC is honored to include in our coalition a broad range of organizations: large and small ones, profit and nonprofit, clinicians and affected people – bringing every kind of stakeholder concern to the table in Washington. An EDC membership isn’t a single vote for change, it is a collective of voices that includes everyone your organization serves. For a list of current members, visit our Members page.

We pride ourselves on our many accomplishments in Congress, including our part in passing the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act in Congress on October 3, 2008 and our sucess in passing the first-ever eating disorders-specific legislation within the 21st Century Cures Act in December 2016.

We invite your organization to join our coalition for eating disorders advocacy. Membership is available at the following levels of commitment:

Hope Circle: $500

Support Circle: $1000

Advocacy Circle: $2500

Leadership Circle: $5000

Policy Circle: $7500

Executive Circle: $12500

For more information, please email manager@eatingdisorderscoalition.org or call the EDC at 202-543-9570.

Now more than ever, we hold fast to the claim that the vital enterprise of re- nourishing bodies and minds is (and must be) a ‘together’ sort of affair. We’re all at this table of recovery – family members, patients, clinicians, referring providers, advocates, researchers, teachers, universities, policy-makers, thought- leaders, and friends—and at this table, we unleash an unspeakably powerful force to aid those courageous persons doing the profoundly exigent work of recovery. Our commitment—one with another—could very well be the inflection point to save untold lives.”

– Chase Bannister, EDC Board Member, Bannister Consultancy