The Eating Disorders Coalition advances the recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority throughout the United States. There are two main avenues for addressing eating disorders policies at the federal level. The first is to incorporate eating disorders into already existing and moving initiatives. The second avenue is to help define the Congressional agenda by advocating for the drafting and introduction of new bills that improve the lives of people who are affected by eating disorders.
CURRENT POLICY EFFORTS
The Nutrition CARE Act
The Nutrition CARE Act modifies the Medicare benefit design to include outpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) as a covered benefit under Medicare Part B.
To learn more about the Nutrition CARE Act, please visit this page on our website.
You can also view our Nutrition CARE Act infographic.
Stabilization of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
The Eating Disorders Coalition supports the stabilization of the Affordable Care Act.
For more information, view our ACA infographic.
HHS/EDC/Harvard University Co-Hosted the First Pediatric Training on Eating Disorders as Part of Anna Westin Act Implementation
On Tuesday, Nov.6, 2018, the Eating Disorders Coalition and STRIPED at Harvard University, co-hosted the webinar and e-course "Screening, Symptom Recognition &Referral to Treatment for Eating Disorders in Pediatric Primary Care Settings" in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women's Health for primary care providers serving children, adolescents, and youth adults. The webinar also included a welcome message from U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. To access the webinar and view the resources, click here.