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30 million people will experience eating disorders — the CDC needs to help
February 15, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) slogan is, "24/7: Saving Lives, Protecting People." With nearly 1 in 10 Americans experiencing an eating disorder in their lifetime, we’d assume the CDC would diligently monitor their signs and symptoms via a nationally administered high school survey, called the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)...

Join us at EDC Advocacy Day on April 24th! Register Today!
January 23, 2018

Registration is open for EDC's Spring Capitol Hill Advocacy Day! Please join us on April 24th in Washington, D.C.

Share your personal experiences with elected officials, educate legislators and their staff about the seriousness of eating disorders, and advocate for our policy goals. Register today!

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...  

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...

65 Bipartisan Members of Congress Urge CDC To Include Eating Disorders within National Surveillance Systems
October 30, 2017

Last week, 65 bipartisan Members of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives sent letters to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) urging the re-inclusion and inclusion of eating disorders surveillance questions within the CDC national surveillance systems. The Senate letter was led by Senators Tammy Baldwin [D-WI], Elizabeth Warren [D-MA], Shelley Moore Capito [R-WV], and Amy Klobuchar [D-MN], supported by thirteen of their Senate colleagues. The corresponding House of Representatives letter was led by Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK] and Rep. Ted Deutch [D-FL] and received an additional 46 bipartisan Representatives’ support.

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