Category: HHS

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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How To Protest HHS with #MEAction

We will protest the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service virtually, on social media, on Friday, Sept. 14th. We have canceled the in-person protest in Washington, D.C. due to the fact that a hurricane is headed for that area on Thursday. We will reschedule the Washington, D.C. protest for a later date. Our virtual protest on Friday,

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HHS Secretary Kills CFSAC!

If you were on the CFSAC committee, you awoke to the following email in your inbox yesterday morning: Good morning, I’d like to personally extend my gratitude to you for serving as a member of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC).Your input as a subject matter expert in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) has

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