Give2OAC: Support the OAC’s Advocacy Efforts

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has worked on a number of efforts this year to improve access to the treatments of obesity. We’ve conducted hundreds of legislative visits across the country, both in Washington, DC and at the state capitol level. These primarily have revolved around improving coverage under...



Why Giving to the OAC is Something I Must Do

I was raised, in part, by my grandfather, who was a very strict Catholic. He went to church many times a week, prayed all the time and never ate meat on Fridays. I learned a lot from him. His philosophy was that he was put here to be an...



Why I Give – OAC Members Give Back by Spreading the Word on Weight Bias and Stigma

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) tackles numerous issues in the field of obesity, and one of these issues is weight bias and stigma. Weight stigma plays a role in everyday life, and remains a socially acceptable form of prejudice in American society that is rarely challenged. To combat this,...



Why We Give – How Organizations Show their Support for the OAC

There’s numerous ways to support the causes you care about, and sometimes that effort isn’t just made on an individual level. The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is greatly supported by our numerous members and supporters and even by various organizations, practices and companies in the field of obesity as...



Why I Give – OAC Board Members Share Why They Show their Support

The Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) National Board of Directors consists of 14 dedicated and hard-working individuals who have made a commitment to the OAC in many ways. Our board members volunteer at events, participate in planning committees and advocate on behalf of the organization in numerous areas, such as...



Why I Give to the OAC — and Why Others Should As Well

I am often asked why I became a bariatric nurse, and I always remember with clarity how I fell in love with my specialty. I was in a new position as a PACU (recovery room) nurse, and part of my responsibility was to conduct pre-operation visits with patients who...



Research Roundup: What We Learned at ObesityWeek 2015 – Part 4

ObesityWeek is an event that brings the leading experts in the field of obesity together to share their innovations and breakthroughs in their work. This educational experience provides an opportunity to ignite numerous conversations and ideas about the disease of obesity, and many discoveries are shared throughout the week-long...



Research Roundup: What We Learned at ObesityWeek 2015 – Part 3

ObesityWeek is an event that brings the leading experts in the field of obesity together to share their innovations and breakthroughs in their work. This educational experience provides an opportunity to ignite numerous conversations and ideas about the disease of obesity, and many discoveries are shared throughout the week-long...



How You can Get involved with National Obesity Care Week as a Member of the OAC

OAC Director of Development and Engagement Initiatives, Lindsay McGhay National Obesity Care Week is changing the way healthcare providers treat obesity, and it would not be a complete effort without the most important piece — the patients who they are treating. The OAC is a partner in this pioneer...



Fat-shaming – The Arguments Simply Do Not Work

The fight to end fat-shaming always seems to be instantly met with resistance. Just last week, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) took on a high-profile issue with the “Dr. Ken” show, starring real life doctor Ken Jeong. Within minutes of TMZ reporting the story, comments such as this began...



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