Eating disorders surged in the U.S. amid the pandemic—hospital visits for teens for eating disorders doubled from 2019 to 2022. But for many, the also rising price of treatment centers made good, structured care inaccessible. Equip, a fully online eating-disorder treatment platform, has stepped into that gap and is now the largest treatment provider in the country, having expanded to operate in all 50 states in 2022. Co-founder and CEO Kristina Saffran designed Equip around the evidence-based, community-oriented principles of family-based therapy that worked for her as a teen in treatment for anorexia: connecting each patient age 6 to 24 with a five-person team to coordinate care.
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