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...
Join us at EDC Advocacy Day - October 5th!
July 31, 2017
Registration for EDC's Fall 2017 Capitol Hill Advocacy Day is open! Please join us on October 5th in Washington, D.C., where we will share our personal experiences with elected officials, educated legislators and their staff about the seriousness of eating disorders, and advocate for our policy goals. Register today!
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).
Bipartisan Resolution for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives
July 10, 2017
On June 29, 2017, Congressman Tim Murphy [R-PA-18] and Congressman G.K. Butterfield [D-NC-1] of the House Energy & Commerce Committee led the introduction of a bipartisan House of Representatives Resolution to create a Congressionally recognized National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. With forty-two bipartisan U.S. House of Representatives signing-on as original co-sponsors, House Resolution Number 428 (H.Res.428) demonstrates a strong Congressional support for raising awareness and understanding of eating disorders.