#MEAction’s Congressional Committee team has been very busy this year. We want to give you a status update and alert you to an ongoing action you can pursue. Appropriations Since March of this year, #MEAction, in partnership with the Solve ME/CFS Initiative and MassME/CFS & FM Association, has been working to increase funding for ME/CFS
Category: Past actions
Back in March, we urged you to take action and inform your state health officials and departments to begin tracking ME/CFS as part of the their annually-conducted Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Many chronic health conditions are tracked using this system. State health departments use the data collected to plan health projects and allocate resources; national
URGENT Congressional Action! Please take this opportunity to call and email your House representative today to request they sign a letter that inserts favorable language about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) into the House Appropriations Committee report for the FY19 budget. The deadline for your representative to sign the letter is Wednesday, March
#MEAction is teaming up with the Time for Unrest campaign and Solve ME/CFS Initiative to bring two new exciting opportunities to educate people on Capitol Hill about ME next week. On Wednesday, September 13, there will be a screening of the the Sundance award winning film, Unrest, directed by and featuring Jennifer Brea. Then on
Last week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-HHS zeroed out the $5.4 million line item for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at the CDC….again. Tell your members of congress to restore the funding for ME/CFS for next year’s budget. We cannot abandon the progress we’ve made so far!
Back in February 2017, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) publicly announced at a packed town hall meeting that he would advocate for ME. A few short months later, he did just that! His first act as an ME advocate was to sponsor a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill on May 18th. The briefing — which included
Medline Plus, NIH’s web site for patients, just published an article from health news distributor Healthday, based on the recent, discredited U.K. PACE study. The new article states that “cognitive behavioral therapy and graded exercise therapy are among the best available treatments for extended relief” of ME/CFS. Fortunately, if you want to file a complaint about this article, it’s super easy.
CDC – Collaboration to Develop ME/CFS Educational Materials Based on IOM Report The CDC is requesting quotes from business of all sizes to assist them in the development of ME/CFS educational materials based on the IOM reports. Specifically, they are looking for contractors to assist with professional, administrative, and management support services. From FedBizOpps.com: The