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Telebriefing was a success!

We were thrilled at the outcome of the #MEAction press briefing last week where we invited a panel of experts to discuss the intersection between long COVID and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) to the media. The panelists made it crystal clear that a subset of long haulers are meeting the criteria for ME, and that it

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#MillionsMissing Choir Sings

These singers, fighting everyday to live with the debilitating disease of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, (ME) offer their love, support, and friendship to everyone experiencing hardships. We Are so grateful for everyone who participated! For #MillionsMissing, a  global campaign for ME health equality they collectively chose “You’ve Got a Friend” by Carole King. Share, send love to

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NIH announces two new funding opportunities for ME

On April 13, NIH announced two new funding opportunities for ME/CFS research:  PAR-20-165, Research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) PAR-20-168, Research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) (R21 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) What is an R01?  What is an R21? R01 and R21 are two common types of funding

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We Are Essential Campaign

#MEAction is going to embark on a four week campaign, #WeAreEssential, asking Congress to recognize that the disability/chronic illness community is ESSENTIAL and must be included in the next Covid-19 packages.

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Call for Artists! Sending postcards to doctors!

CALL FOR ARTISTS We’re taking art submissions for our upcoming Postcards to Doctors initiative! Postcards to Doctors will work a lot like Postcards to Voters. The Postcards to Voters campaign leveraged handwritten postcards to individuals in order to encourage them to vote.  Postcards to Doctors will use the same model in order to encourage clinicians

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Jaime Seltzer: Science Makes the Impact

People with ME are an incredibly science-literate patient population, even if that isn’t by choice: it’s the gaps in research and clinical care that have made us experts by necessity. Many of us eagerly participate in studies and engage in science discussions online. We regularly present our clinicians with new information! We understand better than

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Erin Roediger: Igniting a Fire for ME

As the U.S. Advocacy Manager for #MEAction, I have the great pleasure of connecting fully to my life’s purpose: to be part of igniting the fire for change in the world. While it took me a while to determine that purpose, this truth has always been a driving force in my life. From a young

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Meet the #MEAction Staff: Espe Moreno

I am delighted to be part of the series in which you are getting to know the #MEAction staff! My name is Espe and I am #MEAction’s UK Coordinator. I am so honoured to be a part of the staff at #MEAction. I came to #MEAction via Unrest, as I was working on the impact

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Meet the Staff: Holly Latham

It is an honor to volunteer and work for #MEAction. #MEAction came to me at a time in my illness when I was finally able to be online, do advocacy work, and find community. To understand why #MEAction’s mission and approach to activism is so important to me, we need to go back to my

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Meet the #MEAction Staff: Laurie Jones

Meet the #MEAction Staff! Over the next couple of weeks, the staff at #MEAction will be sharing their experiences and insights into what they do and what brings them to this work. I am so thankful for this opportunity for you all to get to know this amazing group of people. They are so ready

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