Saturday, April 4, 2015

Canada: Raise your VOICE . . . TODAY!

This is a fantastic opportunity to ensure eating disorders, the deadliest of all mental illnesses, will be recognized in this action plan.


Suggested "asks" from our partners at the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED):

Canada needs a National Strategy for Eating Disorders as there is no statistical tracking of Eating Disorder sufferers.

a) Canada does not know the numbers of sufferers
b) How long they are waiting for treatment
c) Who is getting the treatment
d) How long are the waiting lists 
e) Diagnostic billing codes need to be better defined

· A national research strategy is required to identify effective 
ways to scale up the implementation and dissemination of best practices in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders 
across the country. 

· Guidelines are required to establish acceptable levels of service, wait times, and training requirements for service providers. 

· Infrastructure is required to build capacity for the delivery of 
timely and age appropriate evidence-based treatment and support services for eating disorders spanning prevention, specialized outpatient treatment, intensive treatment, and residential care services.

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