There’s Help. There’s Hope! The Emily Program is a warm and welcoming place where individuals and their families can find comprehensive treatment for eating disorders and related issues. This blog is a place for us to share the latest happenings at The Emily Program, as well as helpful tidbits from the broader eating disorder community. Subscribe via RSS to receive automatic updates.We want to hear your story. Email us and ask how you can become a contributor!

The Intersection of Eating Disorders and Diabetes

Dr. Jillian Lampert, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., L.D., F.A.E.D., is The Emily Program’s Chief Strategy Officer. Additionally, she is the Co-Founder and President of the Residential Eating Disorders Consortium (REDC), an organization whose main goal is to ensure access to care and elevate standards of practice across treatment programs by working collaboratively to address issues that impact the eating disorder treatment community. One of Dr. Lampert’s primary goals in life is to have her fourteen-year-old daughter grow up loving her body and herself.

What are eating disorders?

Eating disorders are prevalent and often severe mental health illnesses that are categorized by a disturbance in eating behaviors and related changes in thoughts and emotions. There are many types of eating disorders and treatment is available. While serious, eating disorders do not have to be a lifelong illness. Individuals can experience recovery and continue on to live healthy, happy lives.

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Staff Spotlight: Emily DuBord, Registered Nurse

Staff Spotlight, Emily DuBord

Emily DuBord is a Registered Nurse at The Emily Program. When she is not working at the Anna Westin House, she loves hanging out with animals, being outside, and reading.

The Emily Program: Tell us about yourself!

Emily: Hello Everyone! My name is Emily DuBord and I have been a registered nurse at the Anna Westin House for just shy of 2 years.  I am an avid animal lover and own a small hobby farm.  My pride and joy is my sassy pet pig, Oliver.  Oliver has many siblings at the farm including two very brave and loving Great Pyrenees pups who keep him and his siblings safe, 2 goats–one of which is a fainting goat–4 ducks, 6 chickens, and 3 cats.  Many women in my family are registered nurses and I am so grateful to have had the opportunities that I did that allowed me to be able to follow in their footsteps.  I am passionate about nursing and believe it shows in the work that I do. I also love to read, bike, kayak, boat, have bonfires, trap shoot in my backyard, and be outside.

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The Residential Eating Disorders Consortium Introduces STEP

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The Emily Program is pleased to announce that the Residential Eating Disorders Consortium (REDC) has released the Standards of Excellence Project (STEP), a collection of works demonstrating REDC’s continued commitment to raising eating disorder industry standards.

What is the REDC?

Founded in 2011, the Residential Eating Disorders Consortium (REDC) is the only national professional association for eating disorder treatment providers. The REDC represents the majority of eating disorder industry leaders, with roughly 80% of treatment programs as members (including The Emily Program!). With this network of field leaders, the REDC raises the bar for industry standards and professionalism by offering members a seat at the table for the most critical discussions in the industry. Members of the REDC learn from each other and share resources, advancing eating disorder treatment across America.

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