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Category Tag: advocacy

Host a Postcards to Doctors party this holiday season!

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 ...

Postcards to Doctors Featured Artist: Lia Pas

#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 ...

Postcards to Doctors returns!

Great news!  Postcards to Doctors has relaunched as of today, October 1!  You can now request new postcards and addresses here.  If you requested postcards or addresses during the month of September, we've resumed generating addresses and sending postcards as of today, and you should receive yours within the next ...

Read #MEAction’s Request for Information response to the NIH

The story so far NINDS, the National Institute for Neurological Disorder and Stroke at the NIH has solicited an RFI, or a Request for Information, from the ME community on how to advance research for myalgic encephalomyelitis.   With only a few weeks’ turn-around, the #MEAction NIH working group produced a compelling response ...

Get involved: support science and advocacy this April

April is going to be an incredibly exciting month for advocacy and for research into ME! The NIH is hosting a conference on ME in early April along with a Young Investigators Workshop specifically geared towards early-career investigators with interest in ME.  Concurrently, there will be a Congressional lobbying push ...

#MEAction Responds to NIH

As many of you know, #MEAction activists for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) met with the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Francis Collins, on December 7 to discuss accelerating research in order to more rapidly provide diagnostics and treatments to people with ME. To read about the details ...

Research: supporting advocacy orgs yields huge payoffs

This Giving Tuesday, I've got some good science to show why you should donate to #MEAction and other advocacy organizations! The study Disease Politics and Medical Research Funding: Three Ways Advocacy Shapes Policy sets out to discuss single-disease interest groups and their influence on US politics: "This article explores their effects ...

Advocacy Round-up – A Season of Protest and Petition

The #MEAction community has dug in deep this fall to undertake the incredibly important work - and heavy lifting - of ensuring that our health agencies create guidelines that will improve the lives of people with ME. We are holding our government officials accountable for their decisions that affect our ...

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 ...

Meet with your MP about ME – Our Toolkit shows you how!

Advocates at #MEAction UK are working hard to engage Members of Parliament in the fight for appropriate clinical care and investment in biomedical research for ME. Gaining MPs support in lobbying for change is vital to our success. So whether you are a person with ME, their carer, friend, family ...