EDC Capitol Hill Advocacy Day
March 23, 2017
Registration for Advocacy Day has now closed.
On April 5th, advocates from across the U.S. will join together in Washington, D.C. for EDC's Spring Capitol Hill Advocacy Day. On advocacy day we will share our personal experiences with elected officials, educate legislators and their staff about the seriousness of eating disorders, and advocate for our policy goals.
Congress Makes History by Passing First-Ever Eating Disorders Legislation
December 7, 2016
Today is a historic day for the 30 million Americans experiencing an eating disorder in their lifetimes. For the first time in history, Congress passed legislation specifically designed to help people with eating disorders. The bill will reach President Barack Obama's desk within the week and is expected to be signed into law given the President's recent support statement for the legislation.
Senate Vote Clears Way for 21st Century Cures Act
December 6, 2016
The 21st Century Cures Act, which speeds up approval of medical devices and drugs and sets up a sweeping medical research framework for everything from Alzheimer’s disease to opioid addiction, passed the last technical barrier to adoption in the U.S. Senate Monday.
The bill is now assured an overwhelming approval vote and the president’s signature in the days to come.
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!