US Employee Wellness Programs and Access to Obesity Treatment in Employer Sponsored Health Insurance

Released: November 15, 2015 Under provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers may impose substantial penalties on employees who miss specific wellness goals. A newly released study, funded by a grant from the OAC, examined the prevalence of employer practices linking wellness programs, goals for weight, and other...



Fat Shaming Declines, but Weight Bias Persists, Survey Finds

Los Angeles, Calif. – Released at this year’s ObesityWeek in Los Angeles, leaders in the field of obesity presented new data that gives a first‐hand look at public views about obesity and how weight bias continues to shape public opinion about the disease. Obesity experts from the Obesity Action...



Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN) Launched to Help Address the Nation’s Growing Obesity Epidemic

During the 2015 ObesityWeek, leading healthcare organizations announced the formation of a new advocacy network, the Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN). The Founding members, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Endocrine Society,...




© 2016 Obesity Action Coalition 4511 North Himes Avenue • Suite 250 • Tampa, Florida 33614 • (800) 717-3117