Category: Policy (Page 2)

JDRF Advocacy Opportunity on CGM Coverage by Medicare

JDRFhas an advocacy action open to anyone interested Ensure Seniors with Diabetes have Access to Continuous Glucose Monitors. Legislation has been introduced to the House; a Senate bill is expected soon.JDRFmakes it easy for individualsto contact theirCongress Member through a letter generation form. JDRFscall to actionsays: Urge Your Representative to Co-sponsor H.R. 5644 to Ensure […]

ADA Action Opportunity on Special Diabetes Program and CHIP

ADA has an advocacy action open to anyone interested in supporting theSpecial Diabetes Program andChildrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP).ADAmakes it easy for individualsto contact their Congress Member and Senators through a letter generation form. ADAs call to action says: Congress is about to vote on two critical diabetes programs in the coming days. Will you […]

Name drop of DHF in EndocrineToday

AACE leads advocacy effort to pass improved diabetes care legislation TheAmerican Association of Clinical Endocrinologistsis leading more than 40 national organizations that represent physicians, health professionals, patients, communities and the medical industry to support the National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act, according to a news release from the organization. With an aim to improve care […]

FDA Webinar: How and why to comment to a docket.

See: The FDA Office of Minority Health (OMH) will host a webinar to share with you how and why to comment to a docketa public record of information about an FDA action. When you comment, your voice is formally on record. Date:Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Time:2:00 3:00 PM ET RSVP:12:00 PM, Monday, March 23, 2015 […]

ADA’s Call for People to Join their Effort to Support Diabetes Funding

Advocates can join the American Diabetes Association in askingCongress to stand up against diabetes bysigning theirpetition asking Congress to act by: Allocating $2.066 billion for the National Institutes of Healths (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the primary federal agency that conducts research to find a cure and advance treatments […]

Head of FDA stepping down, chief scientist to take over

From Yahoo / AP: WASHINGTON (AP) From food safety to tobacco and politically charged drug approvals, Margaret Hamburg reset the course of the embattled Food and Drug Administration, an agency that had often been seen as ineffective. After nearly six years on the job, Hamburg announced her resignation Thursday in an email to staff. She […]

Survey demonstrates that suppliers in Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program for Insulin Pumps are not providing products as mandated by law

From: For Release: February 3, 2015 A survey conducted by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has found that suppliers selected to participate in Medicares competitive bidding program are failing to provide access to insulin pumps and related supplies. This failure to comply with the program results in limited access to necessary equipment for […]

White House Press Release: Precision Medicine

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2015 FACT SHEET:President Obamas Precision Medicine Initiative Building on President Obamas announcement in his State of the Union Address, today the Administration is unveiling details about the Precision Medicine Initiative, a bold new research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and […]

ACT! Join ADA in Support of The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act

FROM ADA This is shocking: half of our nations seniors have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.One in three Medicare dollars is spent on someone with diabetes, and without action this spending will grow enormously in the years to come.But you can make a difference right now.November is American Diabetes Month […]

A Example of Excellence in Advocacy: The Human Pincushion

Craig, the Human Pincushion, has a recent blog post that demonstrates advocacy excellence. Read it here: He wrote his Congressman His Congressman wrote back and was, to say the least, ill-informed. Our hero, the Pincushion, wrote back and helped set thing straight. You can help, Tweet this: Thanks @HumnPincushion for holding @Raul_Labrador accountable for stigmatizing […]