Letter Writing Week – Why You Should Write Your Own Letters Today

One of the most important aspects of the OAC’s core mission and goals is to encourage and empower our members and all individuals affected by obesity to advocate for themselves. It is wonderful when we can represent those affected by obesity, but it is far more powerful when we...



Letter Writing Week: An Open Letter to the Louisiana Health Plans Association

Two-thirds, or 68 percent of Americans are affected by excess weight, and more than one-third (35 percent) are affected by obesity. This number is only continuing to rise. As many as 65 percent of American adults are recommended for bariatric treatment, but often times these treatments aren’t being covered...



Letter Writing Week – Sharing Our Personal Journeys with Legislators

The voice of individuals affected by excess weight and obesity is an important one in educating the public about the need for obesity care and treatment. It’s the journeys, testimonies and various walks of life these individuals’ experience that help people understand where they’re coming from, and provides a...



Letter Writing Week – Writing for Healthcare Free of Weight Bias

Michelle Vicari Weight bias and stigma affects numerous individuals affected by excess weight and obesity, and it plays a role in their everyday life — even in visits to their healthcare provider. One of the goals of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is to eliminate negative stigma associated with...



Letter Writing Week – The Impact Advocacy Can Make

The OAC visited Capitol Hill last Friday to meet with legislators to spread the word about the importance of obesity care and treatment. Numerous OAC National Board of Directors members and OAC staff members visited 20 U.S. Senators’ offices to educate on obesity treatments, and the importance of legislation...




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