Obesity Action Alert – December 2015

Celebrate Giving Tuesday with the OAC! More than 93 million Americans are affected by obesity. We will continue to work to support these individuals by ensuring they are treated with dignity and respect, they have access to safe and effective treatment options and they are provided with the right...



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...



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