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Peer Discussion Groups
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Public commentary is needed from all of our members to demand that infertility treatment coverage be included as an essential benefit under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by contacting the Department of Health and Human Services before January 31st, 2012.

 

The decision to include infertility treatment as a covered essential benefit falls solely in the hands of Kathleen Sebelius, US Secretary of Health and Human Services. Public comments are being accepted regarding this potential decision until Tuesday, January 31st. They can be sent directly to [email protected]

 

While New England is extremely fortunate that half of our regional states have established infertility mandates, the inclusion of infertility as an essential benefit of ACA would benefit millions of Americans living with infertility without mandated coverage.

 

We invite all of our members and supporters, both professional and household, to send their comments and requests for infertility inclusion to the Department of Health & Human Services by close of business this Tuesday.

 

An email that only takes 15 minutes to write could have tremendous impact on the future of Americans' access to infertility treatment coverage, and ultimately, on the future of American families. Do you part today by sending your emails to [email protected].

 

Tell Secretary Sebelius infertility matters.

 

For more information, please visit RESOLVE National's website for complete information regarding infertility, essential benefits, and the Affordable Care Act.

 

In other news, we  are excited to annouce our partnership with Not Your Average Joes restaurant in Watertown, MA! Every Tuesday in February (the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th), if you bring our certificate to the restaurant, RNE will receive 15% of the total of your bill! This applies to take-out as well as dining in! Please email us for a copy of the certificate, and spread the word! 

 

We have many peer groups happening this week and next!.  A brand new group is starting up on the North Shore. We also have groups in Waltham, Westborough, Portland ME, Longmeadow and  Plymouth and Derry, NH!

 

Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you - RESOLVE New England is here for you!

  

 Warm Regards,

 
Erin Lasker
Executive Director  
RESOLVE of New England

 

 

Next Donor Egg and Adoption Seminar

 We had a very successful donor Egg/Adoption Decision Making Seminar this past Saturday! RESOLVE New England would like to thank all of the speakers who attended this past Saturday's Adoption and Donor Egg Decision Making Seminar. It was wonderful to hear from such experts in our field!

  

This program will be offered again this spring - keep an eye out for the date! 

 

Peer Discussion Groups - This week & Next

 Primary Infertility Groups

 

Wednesday, February 1 - Derry, NH and Plymouth, MA

 

Monday, Febrary 6 - Longmeadow, MA

 

Tuesday, Febrary 7 - Portland ME, Waltham, MA and Westborough, MA

  

Thursday, Feb 9 - New Group! North Shore of MA (Beverly, MA)

 

 

 You don't have to go it alone while you are experiencing infertility. Join your peers in a relaxed and confidential setting for discussion about the issues and the challenges of infertility. Topics may include current treatment, dealing with friends and family, and coping strategies. These ongoing, monthly groups in a variety of locations are for women and men, individuals and couples.    

 

Click here to read an article about the experience of attending a peer group.

 

Fees: $5 per person for non-members; free for RESOLVE of New England members. Pay at the door via cash (exact change appreciated) or check.

 

Pre-register by email or by phone to 781-890-2250. Advance registration is strongly recommended and appreciated, but walk-ins are also welcome to attend.

Click here for more information and a list of groups we offer throughout New England.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Infertility Groups

Our general infertility discussion groups are open forums and provide you with the opportunity to come together and meet others who are facing similar challenges, in a relaxed and confidential setting. Topics of discussion may include current treatment, dealing with friends and family, and coping strategies. Each of these discussion groups is facilitated by a volunteer peer leader. The groups are ongoing and meet once a month on a continuing basis in a variety of locations. These groups are open to women and men, individuals and couples, who do not have children by birth. 

National & Non-Resolve Program News

~ Free TeleSeminars on Thursday evenings offered by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. Click here for details about upcoming topics and how to register.

About Us

 

RESOLVE of New England is a nonprofit organization providing compassionate support, education, and advocacy to people in our region who are experiencing infertility and seeking to build much-wanted families.