Advocacy at Solve M.E.
Solve M.E. is the proud host and organizer of the annual Advocacy Month. Founded in 2017, this nationwide advocacy effort connects people with Long Covid and other chronic illnesses; scientists; clinicians and caregivers to share their unique stories with Congress. These advocacy events contains actions for every energy level and ability to join, from a social media post, to meeting with congressional leaders face-to-face in Washington D.C. Our goals are to educate, empower, and deliver our message: “#StopTheLongHaul now!”
- CARE for Long Covid Act
- TREAT Long Covid Act
- Covid-19 LongHaulers Act
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Advocacy Month 2022 Victories
Long Haul Voices: Living With Long Covid & ME/CFS
Long Haul Voices is a mini-series created in partnership with Unfixed Media Productions that amplifies the experiences of individuals with Long Covid and ME/CFS, the experts devoted to improving their care, and the challenges surrounding these largely invisible, poorly-understood diseases that affect a rapidly growing population. Watch the complete series below.
LONG HAUL PATIENTS
Chronic diseases can profoundly impact people’s lives and identities. Individuals with ME/CFS and Long Covid answer key questions: How do you create a “new normal” when goals, dreams, relationships and careers are forced to change? What changes about life and relationships with chronic disease? How does your identity and your disease interact?
LONG HAUL RESEARCH & CARE
There are important relationships among patients, their medical teams, and the researchers trying to understand their disease. Sometimes these relationships are built on respect and care, and sometimes misunderstanding and dismissal. How these partnerships play out has an enormous impact on patient outcomes.
LONG HAUL ADVOCATES
In the chronic disease community, there are two types of advocacy: self advocacy and systems advocacy. Prominent community advocates help us understand how patients, scientists, clinicians, and caregivers can become empowered to become advocates who raise their voices in the halls of power.
As more individuals learn they have Long Covid and others struggle with symptoms even without a diagnosis, we know how important it is to share your stories and increase awareness of this devastating disease. Our Humans of M.E. Story Archive is a repository of unique autobiographical content written by members of our post-infection disease community.
Advocacy Action Tools
Our Remote Action Kit makes it easy to learn about the most current advocacy action items, connect with your elected officials, and share your story with your members of Congress.