STAR Updates

The New York State Senate and Assembly have passed S2530/A5294, legislation that amends the public health law to establish the Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention Program within the New York State Department of Health.

On Friday, May 16th, the  Missouri General Assembly passed legislation that establishes a “Joint Committee on Eating Disorders.” This committee will review the regulation of insurance and other matters impacting the care and treatment of eating disorders and will make recommendations for future l

NEDA’s 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