Category: HHS

Elevating stories of the #MillionsMissing to HHS leadership

#MEAction is advancing ME/CFS advocacy efforts through our ongoing engagement with U.S. federal agencies, including at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). We continue to fight for our government to do more to meet the needs of people with ME, and to ensure that the evolving Long COVID federal response includes ME/CFS.  Read

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#MEAction’s work in the Forest of Federal Agencies

Hey folks, it’s me Ben. During this week’s #MEAction Giving Adventure we moved through the Forest of Federal Agencies as we surpassed our first fundraising level of US$15,000/UK£11,178. While this fundraising adventure is all about putting the FUN in Fundraising, the work #MEAction has done within US Federal Agencies has been imperative to improving the

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Ask Your Senators to Increase Funding for ME Research and Education

  ***UPDATE: THIS ACTION IS NOW OVER*** Senator Markey is currently asking for support from his fellow Senators for TWO requests that can increase funding for ME! These requests would include: 1) Request $9.9 million for ME programs at the CDC (Labor-HHS committee) 2) Add ME to the Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program (Defense committee) What our

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Increased Funding for ME Research and Education

  ***UPDATE: THIS ACTION IS NOW OVER*** Congressmembers Zoe Lofgren and Anna Eshoo, are currently asking for support from their fellow House Members for TWO requests that can increase funding for ME! These requests would include: 1) Request $9.9 million for ME programs at the CDC (Labor-HHS committee) 2) Add ME to the Peer-Reviewed Medical Research

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Advocacy Round-up – A Season of Protest and Petition

The #MEAction community has dug in deep this fall to undertake the incredibly important work – and heavy lifting – of ensuring that our health agencies create guidelines that will improve the lives of people with ME. We are holding our government officials accountable for their decisions that affect our daily lives. We continue to

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It has been an Intense Week!

It Has Been A HUGE Week in the U.S.! This last week has been a bit of a whirlwind – we’ve never been busier! It’s been a week of advancing the cause of health equality for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis through the launch of the Unrest continuing medical education program and the expansion of our US advocacy team. It’s also

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#MEAction Sends Letter to HHS Demanding New Federal Committee on ME

Last month, our community marshaled together in a mass protest on social media to tell the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) that it had NOT accomplished its job when it suddenly dissolved the federal advisory committee – known as CFSAC – that makes recommendations on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and coordinates across federal agencies

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Alphabet Soup – Your Guide to Current U.S. Actions

When it rains, it pours! There has been so much activity in our US health institutions that it’s easy to lose track. Here’s a handy update to help us all keep it straight. HHS (Health and Human Services) The HHS recently and without warning shut down CFSAC, the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee. While flawed,

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