Title

21st Century Cures for 21st Century Teens

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #3: Good Health and Well-Being

Start Date

29-4-2020 11:15 AM

End Date

29-4-2020 11:30 AM

Abstract

Modern Illnesses, as they are referred to in the 21st Century Cures Act, are illnesses and conditions that have recently gotten more attention and research mainly under the categories of Mental Illnesses and Eating Disorders. Throughout our research into this policy we have been able to identify what it was able to do well and some things that it may have fallen short on. This information has led us to be able to make our own form of activism on a smaller scale in our IMSA community.

We originally found our policy when looking into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #3, Good Health and Well Being. The 21st Century Cures Act from 2016 under the Obama Administration seemed to be the most impactful of the policies we found, as well as addressing issues that are relevant and present in our lives. This act encouraged greater research, education, and funding into these Modern Illnesses. We were able to be inspired to activism when seeing how successful education was when combating stigma and the severity of eating disorders in a community. After modeling our own program after those established in light of this policy, we were able to create a full support and education system available for students who suspect one of their peers may have an eating disorder.

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21st Century Cures for 21st Century Teens

Modern Illnesses, as they are referred to in the 21st Century Cures Act, are illnesses and conditions that have recently gotten more attention and research mainly under the categories of Mental Illnesses and Eating Disorders. Throughout our research into this policy we have been able to identify what it was able to do well and some things that it may have fallen short on. This information has led us to be able to make our own form of activism on a smaller scale in our IMSA community.

We originally found our policy when looking into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #3, Good Health and Well Being. The 21st Century Cures Act from 2016 under the Obama Administration seemed to be the most impactful of the policies we found, as well as addressing issues that are relevant and present in our lives. This act encouraged greater research, education, and funding into these Modern Illnesses. We were able to be inspired to activism when seeing how successful education was when combating stigma and the severity of eating disorders in a community. After modeling our own program after those established in light of this policy, we were able to create a full support and education system available for students who suspect one of their peers may have an eating disorder.