In 2008, Congress passed the The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equality Act (MHPAEA) which requires health insurance companies to provide the same coverage for the treatment of mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders as is covered for physical health problems – including reasonable co-pays and deductibles. This bill was signed into law by former president George W. Bush. Now, almost four years later, progress on the implementation of the bill has slowed.
The Emily Program is excited to announce the launch of a new outpatient group therapy schedule beginning June 1.
All Things COE is an group therapy option for clients at The Emily Program with Compulsive Overeating (COE) and Bing-Eating Disorder (BED) diagnoses. This ongoing group is designed to connect COE/BED clients with others and provide additional support and education around topics that affect those with COE/BED and their loved ones.
It's time once again for the annual Emily Program Client Satisfaction Survey and we want your feedback!
Each year clients have the opportunity to share their thoughts and recommendations with The Emily Program. This year we will have four, location specific, Client Satisfaction Surveys in St. Louis Park/Burnsville, St. Paul/Stillwater, Duluth, and Seattle. Collecting location specific feedback will help us continue to develop programming and enhance client experience.
The Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) bi-annual National Lobby Day will be on April 24, 2012 in Washington DC. Twice a year professionals and advocates in the eating disorder field travel to Washington DC to talk with Members of Congress. Their objectives are to increase the awareness of the presence of eating disorders in the United States, bolster funding for research and to change the way people with eating disorders have access care.