Category: Local advocacy

Community Roundup – Telling Our Story to the World

Across the globe, we are pursuing creative projects across all mediums to tell the world about myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). In our fall roundup, you’ll be inspired reading about the work and accomplishments of some of our community heroes. Support the #MEAction community by donating to our #GivingTuesday campaign this Tuesday, Nov. 27  where Facebook will match your

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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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Join the fight against stigma and pseudoscience in New York

This weekend, the New York State Psychiatric Institute is hosting a conference on psychosomatic illness at Columbia University Medical Center — and they invited Per Fink to speak.  If you have watched Unrest, you know that Fink’s clinic was responsible for the involuntary institutionalization of Karina Hansen, a Danish young woman with ME.   [pullquote

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#MEAction Welcomes U.S. Advocacy Manager

We at #MEAction are so excited to welcome Erin Roediger as our new U.S. Advocacy Manager! We are thrilled that with Erin’s wealth of healthcare advocacy, volunteer coordination, and electoral campaign experience, we will be able to expand our congressional outreach program in concert with our partner organizations – the Solve ME/CFS Initiative and the

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Volunteer of the Month: a Scottish Trio

This month we want to honor the work of three women with #MEAction Scotland – Emma Shorter, Kim Gurav and Janet Sylvester –  who have done an incredible job advocating for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis. The partnership began last January when Kim and Janet wanted to organise a screening of Unrest, which – long story short!

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Activism Update from NY – Reaching Out to LGBTQ Community

  Photo from The Center’s 1994 Gay Pride March on the U.N. Recently, ME activists have been reaching out to the New York LGBTQ community to educate them about ME and build allies. Terri Wilder, Gabriel San Emeterio and Kristina Osobka went to The Center in NYC, where they met with the organization’s executive director

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Call-to-Action: Urge your State Health Department to Track ME!

Urge your state health department to track myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome!
Call-to-Action: Please email your state health department and request they track ME/CFS (we have provided the email script for your convenience). A national conference will take place mid-April where states will decide which diseases to track as part of its Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).
If government officials don’t track ME/CFS, how will they know that it is a problem!

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New York State Health Commissioner Sends Letter to Physicians about ME

On Friday, May 26th, New York State (NYS) Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker emailed a letter regarding Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) to eighty-five thousand physicians in NYS. In the letter he describes the illness, encourages physicians to consider ME as part of a differential diagnosis when evaluating patients with symptoms, and refers readers to Jen Brea’s

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