Category: Advocacy

Dept. of Labor Updates Information on ME/CFS for Workers, Employers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has updated the information on ME/CFS provided at its Job Accommodation Network website to align with the most current CDC guidance. This action will help workers and employers find accurate information on ME/CFS and combat stigma and improve workplace outcomes. At #MEAction’s recent meeting

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U.S. Healthcare Coding Revisions Enable Tracking of ME/CFS Cases

Since 2015, the 1-2.5 million Americans with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) have been effectively nonexistent, at least as far as US disease tracking systems are concerned. Americans don’t experience any morbidity (suffering, impairment) from ME/CFS. They can’t die with ME/CFS. Nobody develops ME/CFS following an acute COVID-19 infection – despite all the evidence that

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We can’t believe it! Another $50k matching gift!

I am so thrilled to tell you that we have another $50,000 (£39,873.50) matching gift for #MEAction’s #MillionsMissing fundraiser. That means that everything you give will be matched dollar for dollar until we reach our goal of $200,000 (£159,490)! Donate Now Here are three ways you can help us maximize this matching gift: Donate  Start

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Email Doctor Unger about the Misinformation at CDC

People with ME deserve accurate & clear ME/CFS education from the Centers for Disease Control, not recycling of discredited recommendations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Graded Exercise Therapy (GET). The invited speaker at May 13th’s CDC Stakeholder Engagement & Communication (SEC) Call presented this slide on ME/CFS management. Failing the #MillionsMissing yet again! Information

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#MillionsMissing: Videos Created by our Amazing Community

This year’s #MillionsMissing, our community created some amazing videos that we are privileged to highlight. This is just a small sampling of the amazing videos that were shared with us. It would be impossible to include them all, but we thank you all for sharing! Chronic — Maggie Borgen M.E. & Friends — Lisa Walker

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#MillionsMissing MAY 2022 Wrap Up

Thank you for sharing your stories, for illustrating our common thread so that our governments, healthcare systems, and other institutions can respond fully to the crisis of ME, Long COVID and other complex, chronic conditions. As Omar Wasow said in his #MillionsMissing speech, “We are at the cusp of newfound power.”  “That has the potential to

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Exciting news about Mayo Clinic!

We’ve got some very exciting news this week! Clinicians working at the Long COVID clinic at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota met with #MEAction to discuss treatment, research and improved community engagement for people with ME! They reached out to us because they were interested in engaging with a national patient-led organization with strong

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New Volunteer Leadership Program Led by Experts!

We are thrilled to announce that Chimére Smith and Terri Wilder will be joining #MEAction as consultants to execute a new volunteer leadership training program funded by the Ford Foundation! We are so thrilled that we will be able to expand our volunteer programs to include robust training and provide fulfilling roles and opportunities for

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