21st Century Cures Act Passes the House!
November 30, 2016
The 21st Century Cures Act, including the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646) and eating disorders provisions from the Anna Westin Act passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 392-26! Mental Health Reform will now likely be voted on in the Senate next week.
WHITE HOUSE FOCUSES ON MENTAL HEALTH PARITY INCLUDING BETTER AWARENESS NEEDED FOR EATING DISORDERS COVERAGE
November 1, 2016
Last week, the White House Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force (Task Force) released their final report identifying a series of actions and recommendations to help ensure better implementation of parity; to help consumers and providers understand how parity works; and to ensure appropriate oversight and enforcement of parity protections. The White House intends for these recommendations to be current action items, as well as action items for the new administration to take into consideration during the transition.
Eating Disorders Community Meets with Senior Staff From White House
September 15, 2016
EATING DISORDERS COMMUNITY MEETS WITH SENIOR STAFF FROM WHITE HOUSE AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO DISCUSS PARITY, EARLY IDENTIFICATION, AND RESEARCH
Yesterday, members of the eating disorders community met with politically appointed and professional staff from the White House, U.S. Department of Labor, National Institute for Mental Health, Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight to discuss further partnership and collaboration to help people with eating disorders in the areas of mental health parity compliance, early identification, and research.
Suicide Awareness Month — a link between suicide and eating disorders
September 1, 2016
As an expert in the field of eating disorders for over 35 years, I have helped thousands of patients and families overcome anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and related food, eating and body image concerns. Lasting eating recovery is possible — even likely — with early intervention from experienced experts.