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#MillionsMissing Press Hits are Rolling In!

The press hits are rolling in! The media showed up in a big way yesterday to cover our #MillionsMissing protest in front of the White House.   One day after President Biden declared the “pandemic is over,” our community was at the gates of the White House to send Biden a message that a pandemic of chronic

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NIH Extends Funding for ME/CFS Research Centers

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has taken steps to fix a “funding gap” in the timing of research awards for the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Centers (CRC) and the Data Management and Coordinating Center (DMCC). The currently-funded research centers which apply, and are approved, for another 5-year term will no longer face a 7-month funding

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Protecting the Most Vulnerable: Complexities of Vaccines and Chronic Illness

It has been over a year since the COVID-19 vaccine became available, and a subset of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) are reporting adverse effects from getting vaccines and boosters from all manufacturers. There are also rare reports of people without pre-existing conditions developing Long COVID and ME/CFS symptoms after getting

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How Dept. of Labor can better track disability from chronic illness

Earlier this month #MEAction collaborated with Patient-Led Research Collaborative (PLRC) to suggest changes that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) should make in order to better track disability due to chronic illnesses such as ME/CFS and Long COVID in its regular surveys of disability employment issues.  We provided feedback on ways to improve questions on

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Dept. of Labor hosts dialogue on Long COVID in the workplace

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has opened a national online dialogue on “Understanding and Addressing the Workplace Challenges Related to Long COVID.” The online dialogue is a text-based forum that will remain open for posting ideas and voting and commenting on those ideas until August 10th. In addition to people with Long COVID, #MEAction

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New #MEAction Volunteer Survey

#MEAction is excited to announce our new Volunteer Survey! We invite everyone to complete the survey. The survey link will be available on #MEAction’s website until Friday, July 29th. We encourage everyone to thoughtfully consider each question, fill out their responses, and submit the survey by the due date. The survey consists of 12 questions

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Dept. of Labor Updates Information on ME/CFS for Workers, Employers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has updated the information on ME/CFS provided at its Job Accommodation Network website to align with the most current CDC guidance. This action will help workers and employers find accurate information on ME/CFS and combat stigma and improve workplace outcomes. At #MEAction’s recent meeting

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Email Doctor Unger about the Misinformation at CDC

People with ME deserve accurate & clear ME/CFS education from the Centers for Disease Control, not recycling of discredited recommendations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Graded Exercise Therapy (GET). The invited speaker at May 13th’s CDC Stakeholder Engagement & Communication (SEC) Call presented this slide on ME/CFS management. Failing the #MillionsMissing yet again! Information

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Exciting news about Mayo Clinic!

We’ve got some very exciting news this week! Clinicians working at the Long COVID clinic at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota met with #MEAction to discuss treatment, research and improved community engagement for people with ME! They reached out to us because they were interested in engaging with a national patient-led organization with strong

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New Volunteer Leadership Program Led by Experts!

We are thrilled to announce that Chimére Smith and Terri Wilder will be joining #MEAction as consultants to execute a new volunteer leadership training program funded by the Ford Foundation! We are so thrilled that we will be able to expand our volunteer programs to include robust training and provide fulfilling roles and opportunities for

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