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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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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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You can Still Help Madeline!

“Madeline” is a woman who has been suffering with a post viral syndrome for 40 years which includes Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and fibromyalgia. Madeline  lives in British Columbia, Canada and she urgently needs your help. There is a need to seek alternative medical treatments due to the lack of coverage for treatments within the

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#MEAction Continues to Get Press for ME

#MEAction continues to prioritize getting ME in the press. We are very thankful to be featured in USA Today, North Jersey, New York Times, Infection Control Today, Times-Herald and Well+Good, all in the last few weeks!  Our press reach continues to focus on multiple audiences, including scientists and medical practitioners, the disability and chronic illness

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NIH Comes up Short Once Again

No Increase in Funding in Latest Plan for ME/CFS Collaborative Research Centers The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced their intent to extend the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center (CRC) program, first launched in 2017, beyond its initial 5-year lifetime. They have issued a $7.1M annual funding opportunity for the ME/CFS CRCs, and another $500K

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An Update from #MEAction

#MEAction has been a leader in the fight for health equity for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis for the past six years, as led by our visionary co-founder and first executive director, Jen Brea, and then by our current executive director, Julia Miele, over the past year. Julia has helped our growing organization streamline our processes,

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#MillionsMissing 2022 Will be in Two Parts

This year, we are excited to announce that #MillionsMissing will be held in two parts: May and September! #MillionsMissing is about demonstrating our community’s collective refusal to let the stories of people with ME be erased, or access to healthcare and medical research blocked. We protest against all barriers to justice for the growing community

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