I have mentioned the EDC briefly before, but it was awhile back- the EDC is the Eating Disorders Coalition. I have a link on the right hand side of my blog that you can click to access the EDC's blog and site (or you can click here now to check it out). But the EDC exists "to advance the federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority." They desire to allocate funds for research, policy and action. Treatment and therapy for eating disorders is very expensive, and many people that are suffering do not have access to the care that they need. This is where the EDC comes in-- they lobby and work to raise awareness in Congress to try to influence policies.
There are many ways that you can be involved and take part, if this is something that you would like to do! For those of you who haven't visited this site, there was an alert posted the other day about making calls to your Representative to encourage Michelle Obama to expand her campaign and address eating disorders in her Childhood Obesity Initiative. If this is something you would like to see happen, there isn't much time left before the deadline rolls around (Monday- July 12 at 5pm!) but you can call and advocate! It just takes a minute of your time to call your Representative. If you don't know who it is, or you need phone numbers, follow this link for any of the info you might need! There is also a script on this page as well, so that if you do want to call, you can read a little paragraph when someone answers the phone if you aren't exactly sure what to say!