Posts Tagged ‘Advocacy’

Eating Disorders Coalition’s Lobby Days Roundup

Earlier this month, a few of us from The Emily Program – Cleveland headed down to our nation’s capital to participate in this year’s Eating Disorder Coalition’s National Fall Lobby Days. It sure was an exciting day for all of us in the eating disorder world.

We would like to thank all of you who joined us in representing Ohio and making our voices heard! It’s the most important advocacy event to influence policy on eating disorders in Congress.

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Obamacare and the Benefits for Those in Eating Disorder Treatment

Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

By Jan. 1, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — better known as Obamacare — will be well on its way toward full implementation. Because of the many myths and fears due to this change, CCED would like to summarize the facts of the law and the benefits to those in eating disorder treatment.

Simply put, Obamacare provides an avenue to insurance for all Americans. It in no way represents a government takeover of health care.

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Building Eating Disorder Awareness

Last week was a great week for eating disorder awareness.

The media outlets reported on the new University of Minnesota study that found there is a lesser chance of children developing disordered eating or an eating disorder when their parents talk to them about being healthy rather than their shape or size.

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