Eating Disorders Coalition

Eating Disorders Coalition

The Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) is a Washington, D.C. advocacy organization working to advance the federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority. The EDC was founded in 2000 and is incorporated in Massachusetts. The full legal name of the organization is the Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action.

The EDC works with the U.S. Congress, with the executive branch of government, with national nonprofit organizations, and with the media to focus attention on the need for better treatment, research, and prevention of anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge eating disorder (BED), and eating disorders not otherwise specified (ED-NOS).

The United States spends relatively little money on eating disorder-specific programs and research. For example, in 2006 the U.S. spent $21 million on eating disorders research for a population of 5-10 million sufferers. By comparison, in 2006 over $300 million ($USD) was spent on schizophrenia, which impacts approximately the same number of people as eating disorders.

The number of people with eating disorders is not counted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [] .

External links

* [ Eating Disorders Coalition]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cynthia M. Bulik — Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D. Dr. Cynthia Bulik is the Jordan Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Professor of Nutrition in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Joe Kelly (author) — In 1999 Joe Kelly co founded Dads and Daughters (DADs), the first national advocacy nonprofit for fathers and daughters in the United States, with Michael Kieschnick. DADs owns the newsletter Daughters: For Parents of Girls .A journalist by… …   Wikipedia

  • Female Athlete's Triad — The female athlete s triad is a combination of three different medical disorders (osteoporosis, disordered eating, and amenorrhea) that commonly affects female athletes cite journal | author=West RV | title= The Female Athlete. The Triad of… …   Wikipedia

  • Mental disorder — Classification and external resources Eight women representing prominent mental diagnoses in the 19th century. (Armand Gautier) ICD 10 F …   Wikipedia

  • Vegetarianism — This article is about the deliberate diet for human beings. For types of vegetarian foods, see vegetarian cuisine. For plant based diets in non human animals, see herbivore. Vegetarianism Description A vegetarian diet is derived from plants, with …   Wikipedia

  • Veganism — Veganism …   Wikipedia

  • Female athlete triad — The female athlete triad is a medical condition seen in female athletes characterized by the interplay between three different disorders: low energy availability (with or without eating disorders), amenorrhea, and osteoporosis.Nattiv et al. 2007 …   Wikipedia

  • Domestic violence — Domestic disturbance redirects here. For the 2001 film, see Domestic Disturbance. Domestic violence Classification and external resources eMedicine article/805546 MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • Child sexual abuse — is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation.[1][2] Forms of child sexual abuse include asking or pressuring a child to engage in sexual activities (regardless of the outcome), indecent… …   Wikipedia

  • Minority stress — describes chronically high levels of stress faced by members of stigmatized minority groups.[1] It may be caused by a number of factors, including poor social support and low socioeconomic status, but the most well understood causes of minority… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”