Posts Categorized: Public Policy

Public policy corner: Summer 2021

Originally published in the Summer 2021 edition of the OCD Newsletter. Greetings! During the first half of 2021, as Congress entered a new session, legislators and staff were busy preparing new legislation for consideration and reintroducing bills that failed to pass in the previous session. Here at the IOCDF, we have been watching this process… Read more »

Public Policy Corner: Spring 2021

Originally published in the Spring 2021 edition of the OCD Newsletter. The beginning of 2021 marked a time of transition to a new session of Congress, along with a change in the White House. For us at the IOCDF, this is a time for us to take stock of our public policy priorities for the… Read more »

Public Policy Corner: Winter 2020

This post was originally published in the Winter 2020 edition of the OCD Newsletter. This fall was an exciting time for the IOCDF’s Public Policy Advocacy Program! Although we were unable to meet in Washington, DC for the annual Capital Walk, we hosted our first-ever “Hill Day” event on October 12th and 13th. Virtual Voices… Read more »

Public Policy Corner: Fall 2020

This post was originally published in the Fall 2020 edition of the OCD Newsletter. As the summer comes to an end and the air starts to take on a pleasant chill, the IOCDF staff typically find themselves preparing to travel down to Washington, DC to kick off OCD Awareness Week with our annual Capital Walk…. Read more »

Public Policy Corner: Summer 2020

This post was originally published in the Summer 2020 edition of the OCD Newsletter. We like to think of the OCD and related disorders community as being ahead of the curve when it comes to dealing with the countless ways that COVID-19 has unsettled daily life. Forget the tired stereotypes about handwashing and germs. It… Read more »

Public Policy Corner: Spring 2020

This post was originally published in the Spring 2020 edition of the OCD Newsletter. Greetings! We’re looking forward to an exciting year ahead for the IOCDF Public Policy Program. In this edition of Advocacy Corner, we will dive in to an important public health issue – suicide prevention – and share some of the ways… Read more »

Public Policy Corner: Winter Update

Greetings! Welcome to the IOCDF Advocacy Corner. Since the launch of our Advocacy Program last year, we have been working hard to shape and support public policy that positively impacts all those who are affected by OCD and related disorders. We have big plans for 2020 — plans that we want to share with you!… Read more »

Public Policy Corner: Winter 2019

This post was originally published in the Winter 2019 edition of the OCD Newsletter. The IOCDF Public Policy Advocacy Program has wrapped up it’s first full year in operation, and we’re excited to share some of our most recent accomplishments with you. This fall, we partnered with the National Council on Behavioral Health for our… Read more »

Public Policy Corner: Fall 2019

This post was originally published in the Fall 2019 edition of the OCD Newsletter. Here is what the IOCDF has been up to since the Summer 2019 Newsletter: • We partnered with the nation’s leading mental health organizations to advocate for the enforcement of and transparency for mental health parity, ensuring health plans and insurers… Read more »

Public Policy Corner: Summer 2019

This post was originally published in the Summer 2019 edition of the OCD Newsletter. Greetings! Welcome to the first edition of the IOCDF Advocacy Corner. Since the launch of our Advocacy Program last year, we have been working hard to shape and support public policy that positively impacts all those who are affected by OCD… Read more »