STAR Updates

NEDA’s first ever eating disorders lobby day in Pennsylvania was held on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014.

On March 26th, over 40 advocates from across Missouri gathered at the Capitol in Jefferson City to lobby lawmakers for their support of SB769 and HB1494, legislation that will ensure that Missouri health insurance plans adequately cover the treatment of eating disorders.  This legislation, sponso

This year’s NEDAwarness week was filled with exciting events across the country!

State Representative Steve Santarsiero announced January 15th that he has introduced legislation that would require schools to provide parents of children in grades 5-12 with information about eating disorders.

On Thursday, October 10th, 200 passionate individuals converged in Washington DC to meet with their representatives at NEDA’s first Federal Lobby Day, co-sponsored by the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp).

The State Health Benefits Plan Design Committee – the group that determines health plan designs for state, county and local government employees – passed mental health parity this afternoon for all state employees and their families, totaling 600,000 people.

The School Employees Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) Plan Design Committee voted unanimously this week to approve a wellness program, requiring that the SEHBP cover the treatment of substance abuse issues, eating disorders and other mental health issues under the same terms as other diseases or i

The Missouri state legislature has authorized an actuarial study on the costs of eating disorder insurance reform. Senate Bill 161, sponsored by Missouri Senator David Pearce, passed with bi-partisan support and was signed  by Governor Jay Nixon on 7/8/13!

A Legislative Briefing was held on April 17th on the lawn of the state capitol building in Pheonix, AZ to educate policy makers about the need for legislation that addresses eating disorders.