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Category Archives: Values & Policy

Diagnostic Criteria: Researchers and Clinicians Survey Results

Last month, we presented information about the diagnostic criteria, exploring their similarities and differences. Click here to read that article. This week, we’re reporting on a survey we sent to ME-literate researchers and clinicians. We contacted clinicians who treat or have treated people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) as their main ...

Demystifying the Diagnostic Criteria for ME and Related disease

Introduction (first section, not linked) Misconceptions regarding diagnostic criteria The Oxford Criteria The Ramsay Definition The Fukuda Criteria The Canadian Consensus Criteria The International Consensus Criteria The National Academy of Medicine Criteria/IOM Criteria Criteria Comparisons Criteria Comparison Chart Additions and corrections Initially we stated that ICC requires three months before ...

Race, Ethnicity and M.E.: Why We Need to Build a More Inclusive Movement and Why it Matters.

Values & Policy Initiative Learn more This article is part of our Values & Policy Initiative, a six-month long process for the community to come together to learn and discuss our core values, tactics and positions so that we are more unified in our work as a large, diverse community. This process will culminate in ...

Are you Disabled? How does ME fit into the Disabled People’s Movement?

Values & Policy Initiative Learn more This article is part of our Values & Policy Initiative, a six-month long process for the community to come together to learn and discuss our core values, tactics and positions so that we are more unified in our work as a large, diverse community. This process will culminate in ...

Why We Must Build Coalitions to Strengthen our Movement

Values & Policy Initiative Learn more This article is part of our Values & Policy Initiative, a six-month long process for the community to come together to learn and discuss our core values, tactics and positions so that we are more unified in our work as a large, diverse community. This process will culminate in ...

Inside / Outside Activism: Why We Must Shout in the Streets and Sit at the Table.

Values & Policy Initiative Learn more This article is part of our Values & Policy Initiative, a six-month long process for the community to come together to learn and discuss our core values, tactics and positions so that we are more unified in our work as a large, diverse community. This process will culminate in ...

Why Civil Disagreement and Respect are Essential to the ME Movement

VALUES & POLICY INITIATIVE Learn more This article is part of our Values & Policy Initiative, a six-month long process for the community to come together to learn and discuss our core values, tactics and positions so that we are more unified in our work as a large, diverse community. This process will culminate in ...

Why We Must Build an Open, Grassroots Movement

Listen to the article:  Values & Policy Initiative Learn more This article is part of our Values & Policy Initiative, a six-month long process for the community to come together to learn and discuss our core values, tactics and positions so that we are more unified in our work as a large, ...

Join Our Values and Policy Initiative

Listen to the article:   On behalf of #MEAction International’s board, staff, volunteers and everyone who form a part of our wider community, I want to welcome and invite you to participate in what we are calling “Values and Policy,” an ambitious, six-month initiative to learn, engage, debate and ultimately ...

Values & Policy: Outcome of our November Poll

Listen to the article:   #MEAction’s Values & Policy initiative has evolved out of the need to better clarify our values, tactics and positions so that we are more unified in our work as a large, diverse community.  As a first step, we asked the community last November to take ...