Outreach to BIPOC communities has always been a challenge in ME/CFS. In a disease where diagnosis is so hard to come by, who gets a diagnosis is not a matter of prevalence but a matter of privilege. While community-based studies show just as many Black people get ME as white people, if not more, white
Category: #MEAction Projects
#MEAction is excited to share more work from the Writing from our ME Lives writing group!
#MEAction is excited to share two pieces of work from the Writing From Our ME Lives writing group. We will be sharing more work in the coming days! Hope you enjoy their work. If you are interested in joining the next Writing From Our ME Lives meeting, they meet on every Thursday at 11am PST.
Postcards to Doctors is going strong! Postcards to Doctors, which we launched in 2019, is a medical education campaign in the US that focuses on getting medical professionals to learn more about ME. Our aim is to get as many people as possible to take the UNREST CME course, and Postcards to Doctors has enabled us to reach
It’s a wrap! Last weekend concluded the final session #MEAction’s first ever ACTIVIST CAMP!, a teach-in series for activists in the United States. We are so proud of this program and what it has accomplished. Congrats to our new grads! #MEAction ACTIVIST CAMP! aimed to deepen our campers’ engagement with activism – teaching our collective
This article references the 2019 Postcards to Doctors initiative. Find the page for Postcards to Doctors 2020 here. We’re incredibly pleased to announce that we not only met but exceeded our initial goal of sending 6,000 postcards out into the world! And we could not have done it without you. As always, I am bowled over
It was a big holiday season for Dr. Walter Koroshetz who oversees ME/CFS research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)! As part of our Cards for Koroshetz Campaign, people with ME, caretakers and allies sent Dr. Koroshetz 500 holiday cards with their stories of living with a neglected and shunned disease. They told Dr. Koroshetz
Host a Postcards to Doctors party this holiday season! And announcing: #MEAction’s first Pinterest boards! Together, the #MEAction community has made the Postcards to Doctors initiative an incredible success: there have been approximately 5,500 requests for postcards to doctors across 43 states! We are so thankful to see people across the country step up to
NINDS Institute director, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, has made it clear that neither he nor the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are ready to take the immediate actions needed to address the crisis of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). In response to #MEAction’s recent letter calling on the NIH to ACTION now for ME, Dr. Koroshetz responded with bureaucratic excuses
#MEAction’s Postcards to Doctors initiative has continued to be an incredible success! Thanks to the hard work of the #MEAction community we have sent postcards to nearly 6,000 clinicians across the United States. We could not have done this without the invaluable contributions from the artists who designed our postcards. #MEAction would like to