Denver-Area Foundations and Treatment Programs:
- The Eating Disorder Foundation (EDF)
EDF is a non-profit resource center available to the general public. EDF provides resources, a local treatment directory, a support center located in downtown Denver that is open for a broad range of classes, support groups, or informal drop-in visits for those wishing to talk, find time to be alone or meet people on the recovery journey.
The Eating Disorder Center of Denver is now EDCare. EDCare specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of adults with a dual diagnosis (e.g. eating disorder coexisting with depression, anxiety, obsessive disorder, or bi-polar disorder). EDCD follows a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of therapy.
- The Gaudiani Clinic
The Gaudiani Clinic is a unique outpatient medical clinic specifically dedicated to adolescents and adults with eating disorders that coordinates with your current outpatient team.
- Eating Recovery Center (ERC)
ERC’s Denver-based program provides 2 facilities in order to provide care for adults and children & adolescents diagnosed with an eating disorder. ERC-Denver is part of a growing chain of treatment centers within the United States.
- The Children’s Hospital
Located within a children’s hospital allows us to address the full spectrum of symptoms that are associated with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders that can affect growth and development.
Professional Tools and Organizations For Troublesome Eating
- Tube Feeding At Home (Nestlé Health Science)
A new educational website, MyTubeFeeding.com, is a comprehensive online patient and caregiver multimedia resource with information, tips and guidance to help make tube feeding at home simpler and more comfortable, with the goal of providing support to enhance patient outcomes and quality of life.
- Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
A professional association dedicated to advancing the treatment,education, research, and prevention of eating disorders. AED members network with global professionals in the field and access exclusive online resources and publications. AED offers public resources to find a professional, participate in research studies, and access eating disorders information and videos.
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association)
The largest global organization of food and nutrition professionals.
Student and professional members can access a multitude of programs, products, and services. The public can view a wealth of information on food, nutrition, and physical activity as well as seek assistance from a Registered Dietitian. Other health professionals can collaborate with nutrition professionals and access many resources such as the Academy’s position and practice papers.
- American Psychiatric Association
The world’s largest organization of psychiatric physicians. The organization promotes optimal quality care and treatment of individuals suffering from mental disorders. The website caters to physicians, residents, medical students, the public, and researchers. The public can access factual brochures, Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives blog, and information on mental illnesses inflicted upon a diversity of people.
- American Psychological Association
A scientific and professional organization of psychologists. Provides information on a variety of psychology topics offering research, help, news, articles, and books on a respective topic. The Help Center offers public resources of articles and information on psychological issues. The members section offers membership benefits, testimonials, and information about program areas in science, practice, education, health, and human welfare.
- Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals is a non-profit organization which provides education and certification in eating disorders treatment. Find information about memberships and various certification requirements for health care providers. Additional resources include newsletters, locating IAEDP chapters, and a variety of books.
- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
A non-profit organization dedicated in the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders. ANAD provides access to a list of country-wide treatment centers, a helpline, an online forum, support groups and other programs and services to learn about treatment options. Access information on a wealth of resources available through archives, newsletters, conferences, and more.
- National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
A non-profit organization which provides help to all individuals affected by an eating disorder. NEDA sponsors programs and events such as an annual conference, educational programs, and NEDA Walks. Access eating disorders information resources and toolkits specialized for parents, educators, coaches, and athletic trainers. NEDA provides an information and referral helpline in addition to research studies and involvement opportunities. Insurance Help for Families from NEDA’s toolkits for parents isintended to guide those who need help accessing care or what to dowhen insurance companies deny coverage for eating disordertreatment. The research information comes from the ECRI Instituteand experienced parents and treatment providers. Get help byfollowing the 8 simple, comprehensive steps.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
A medical research agency, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which funds scientific research discoveries that improve health. Access a multitude of health information through websites, newsletters, databases, or hotlines. 27 institutes and centers comprise NIH and provide specific resources on a variety of health conditions.
- Obesity Action Coalition
A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals affected by obesity. Members or non-members can get involved through walks, joining advocacy groups, or serve on working committees. Other sections are dedicated to understanding the complexities of obesity, the childhood obesity stigma, educational resources, obesity treatments, and support resources.
- Society for Adolescent Medicine
A multidisciplinary organization of health professionals dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults. Review information on SAHM’s advocacy and policy initiatives, their Journal of Adolescent Health publications, and research promotions. Resources for teens and families include health information and help finding a professional.
- Binge Eating Disorder Association
A national organization specialized in helping those with binge eating disorders, their family, friends, and health care providers. Find information about binge eating disorders and other eating disorders, search for providers, and access resources.
“Healthy Body Image: Training Kids to Eat and Love Their Bodies too!” is a collection of lesson plans for grades 4-6 based on successful prevention and research programs to promote healthy eating, body image, fitness, and weight among developing children. The website provides the Model for Healthy Body Image which challenges the cultural myths that foster body image, eating, nutrition, fitness, and weight problems. Many helpful resources and readings for health educators, professionals, and parents may be downloaded for educational purposes. The website provides useful eating disorders videos. Professional experts are featured in several videos discussing a range of topics concerning eating disorders.
- Bulimia Nervosa Resource Guide
This website is a comprehensive resource guide for family and friends to access a wide range of information on bulimia nervosa. Patients who are seeking treatment for bulimia nervosa can find an evidence-based report on the efficacy of various treatments. Findanswers to your questions on all aspects of the bulimia treatment process.
- Eating Disorders Coalition
The Eating Disorders Coalition supports research, policy, and action to recognize eating disorders as a public health priority. Join many of the member organizations or make a donation. Find information on legislative efforts, congressional briefings, or join the Letter Writing Campaign to help pass the FREED Act. Also find general information and resources on eating disorders such as fact sheets, articles, and videos.
A comprehensive and simple database search engine for anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorder treatment professionals. Aside from the directory service, Individuals affected by an eating disorder can access a variety of articles.
- The Elisa Project
The Elisa Project is an excellent reference for any one wanting to gain a wealth of knowledge in eating disorders. The learning section offers basic information on types of eating disorders, causes, impact of eating disorders in males, prevention, treatment options, and help for family and friends. The website offers a list of several community programs to become involved in. The website also offers help finding treatment centers, support groups, and clinical trials in select states.
- Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders (FEAST)
Feast is an international non- profit organization devoted to providing both professionals and the lay public up to date information about eating disorders. From the FEAST homepage caregivers can access a multitude of resources, including a parent/family/caregiver moderated forum, peer reviewed papers, information about clinical trials and links to other resources. This site has excellent information.
- National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, Inc. (N.A.M.E.D.)
The National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, Inc. is the only organization exclusively dedicated to supporting males with eating disorders. Find a wealth of evidence-based facts covering the same comprehensive information on eating disorders but approached in a different light, catering to males. Aside from the general information on males and eating disorders, find sections about men’s health, recovery tools including stories and articles, student campaigns, a guide for parents, insurance information, and more.
- New Moon Girls
A safe, educational and ad-free site for girls aged 8 to 12. New Moon Girls provides a moderated chatroom, discussion forums, art and poetry. Membership (free) is required.
- North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO)
The North American Association for the Study of Obesity is a professional organization that supports clinicians and physicians treating obesity. The website aims to shed light on very common obesity myths. Download pdf versions of books expelling the myths about the obesity epidemic.
- NINE Truths About Eating Disorders
- Recovery Warriors
A recovery and connection website developed by Jessica Raymond to assist others who seek a full recovery. Jessica developed the “Rise-up and Recover” app. This website provides a variety of interactive tools for recovery.
is a web resource provided by Advanced Recovery Systems, an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. This page provides statistics about eating disorders and substance abuse.
- TED Talks
Teach girls bravery, not perfection