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Ask Congress to TREAT & CARE for Post-Infection Diseases During Advocacy Month

Advocacy Month is an opportunity to share the policy solutions vital to address the growing number of individuals suffering from ME/CFS and Long Covid. 

ME/CFS devastated the lives of an estimated 2.5 million Americans before the pandemic. Because of the pandemic, those numbers are now estimated to be between 5-9 million. Today, millions of Long Covid patients are being diagnosed with ME/CFS.

This year, we have TWO main asks of the House and Senate chambers of Congress:

HOUSE:

  • Please co-sponsor the TREAT Long Covid Act (HR 7482), which:
    • Authorizes Centers of Excellence for post-Covid multidisciplinary care
    • Prioritizes funding for care centers with existing post-infection disease expertise
  • Please co-sponsor the COVID-19 Long Haulers Act (HR 2754), which is:
    • Bipartisan
    • Funds research, education, and support services for individuals with Long Covid and related post-infection diseases

SENATE: 

  • Please co-sponsor the TREAT Long Covid Act (S 4015), which:
    • Authorizes Centers of Excellence for post-Covid multidisciplinary care
  • Please co-sponsor the CARE for Long Covid Act (S 3726), which:
    • Funds research, education, and support services for individuals with Long Covid and post-infection disease

The CARE for Long Covid Act (S 3726) is a companion piece to the COVID-19 Long Haulers Act (HR 2754). For more details on these bills, check out our Action Center.

What does the TREAT Long Covid Act mean for ME/CFS? Check out this 1 min video to learn more.

By connecting with and educating your legislators about the issues most vital to our community, you’re helping to lay the foundation for a better future for people with ME/CFS, Long Covid, and other chronic diseases.

Visit advomonth.org to learn more about the full calendar of May Advocacy Month events. There are actions for every energy level and ability to join, from social media posts to webinars about getting involved in local advocacy. Click here to register by April 22!

We’re so excited to team up with you again and make a real impact in Washington, DC. Your gift today will help us make lasting change for those with ME/CFS and other post-infection diseases. Please donate now to raise the voices of our community in the halls of power!

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