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Advocacy Groups for Eating Disorder Issues


Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy and Action (EDC)

Office: 202-543-9570
Website: www.eatingdisorderscoalition.org
Email: manager@eatingdisorderscoalition.org

We are the federal advocacy organization for eating disorders. Our mission is to advance the federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority. With more focused attention on educating and working with Congress, we can effectively influence federal policy. Our specific goals are to: Raise awareness among policy makers and the public at large about the serious health risk posed by eating disorders Promote federal support for improved access to care Increase resources for research, education, prevention, and improved training Increase funding and support for scientific research on the etiology, prevention, and treatment of eating disorder Promote initiatives that support the healthy development of children Mobilize concerned citizens to advocate on behalf of people with eating disorders, their families, and professionals in the field Media Campaigns: Treatment and Prevention.

Members: If you are willing to be interviewed for radio, television, and articles please email your name and telephone number. Don't forget to be alert and aware of media campaigns that send destructive messages: Look for unhealthy advertising campaigns, let's unite and get those ad's removed.

In Partnership with the American Eating Disorder Association- -SINCE 1999