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Eating Disorder Learning Collaborative

Twenty-eight Maine communities now have in place teams trained to provide coordinated health care treatment for those with eating disorders. Teams consist of at least one medical practitioner, therapist, and registered dietitian.

If you or someone you know is in need of a treatment team, please download our list of teams by clicking here:
EDLC 2010 Treatment Teams.



Background of the EDLC

Prior to the establishment of these teams, people with eating disorders have sometimes found it very difficult to identify providers who will work together to address this complex problem. These coordinated teams will establish a model of care that heretofore has not existed in many areas of Maine, especially in rural areas.

The teams are part of the Eating Disorders Learning Collaborative which provides initial training and ongoing performance improvement and support related to best practices for treating anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and eating disorders not otherwise specified. The teams provide services to children, teens, young adults, and others with eating disorders. This network of care providers will result in earlier and more effective treatment and help prevent more serious and more expensive complications.

Support for this project has come from The Betterment Fund, The Bingham Program, The Davis Family Foundation, The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation, The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, and The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services.

For more information please contact Mainely Girls at megirls@midcoast.com or (207) 230-0170.

INSURANCE INFORMATION:
The National Eating Disorder Association Website and The Eating Disorder Coalition Website both have a wealth of information about the illnesses, treatment options, resources, and in addition each provides information about how to deal with insurance companies.


RECOMMENDED READING:

When Dieting Becomes Dangerous
By Deborah M. Michel, PhD., and Susan Willard, LCSW. ($15)
A guide to understanding and treating Anorexia and Bulimia. Very readable, for those with eating disorders and those who care about them. An excellent resource for high school students and parents.