Monday, February 22, 2010

EDAW Rally for Insurance

(forwarded to publicize the vital work of the Eating Disorders Coalition)

EDAW Rally for Insurance Coverage

Join us in-person or via webcast for “We Speak UP! Time to Talk about Eating Disorders Treatment & Recovery,” The Emily Program Foundation’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) event.

The rally will feature:

* Action steps to increase access to benefits and treatment for eating disorders and other mental illnesses.

* Announcement of a federal lawsuit against a large national insurer for denying eating disorders treatment coverage to a Wisconsin woman.

* Forum for participants to write their insurance companies and state insurance regulators.

* Opportunity for participants to add their insurance stories to those being gathered by the National Eating Disorders Association.

When: Friday, February 26 at 11:00 AM Central time

Who: Kitty Westin, M.A., L.P., past president, Eating Disorders Coalition for Policy, Research & Action

Scott Crow, M.D., University of Minnesota professor of psychiatry & eating disorders researcher

Elizabeth I. Wrobel, J.D., attorney, Wrobel & Smith, PLLP

“Jane Doe,” plaintiff in the federal lawsuit

Where: In Person: The Emily Program Foundation, 2265 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108 or

Online: Live streaming webcast @

Noon EST




Webcast viewers are full participants; they can submit questions, chat with each other and Twitter throughout the event.

Speak UP for Eating Disorders Treatment & Recovery by advocating for adequate insurance coverage.

Rally with us in St. Paul or on the web for this exciting, inspiring, and free event!

Sponsored by The Emily Program Foundation.

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Also: share the following status update on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks:

Rally for access to eating disorders treatment: Feb. 26 in St. Paul or via live webcast. Details @

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