Obesity Action Alert- July 2017
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OAC’s 2017 Annual Awards Nomination Process Now Open!
We are excited to open up the OAC’s 2017Annual Award nomination process that will be presented on Saturday evening, August 12th, at the 6th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention in New Orleans. OAC Annual Awards Program honors those that have done so much for the more than 93 million people affected by the disease of obesity.
Our members truly drive the successes of the OAC, and we are excited to celebrate the individuals that have made a direct impact in advancing the goals and mission of the OAC. This year we will recognize our members and supporters in the following categories: OAC Member of the Year, Barbara Thompson Award for Advocacy, and Bias Buster of the Year. If you know someone who is deserving of one or more of the OAC awards, please CLICK HERE to submit your nomination now.
Did you know that more than 1/3 of U.S. adults struggle with obesity, with obesity care costing as much as $210 billion dollars per year? Yet, despite this staggering statistic, appropriate obesity care is not a major focus in the training and education of current and future healthcare providers.
In June, OAC President/CEO Joe Nadglowski, pictured above, took action on this key concern by participating in the Bipartisan Policy Center’s release of core competencies for the treatment and prevention of obesity. Grown out of the need to address this critical cab in healthcare, the competencies were developed from more than 20 different organizations representing the patient voice and health professions to prepare healthcare providers for obesity care.
The OAC was honored to have Joe take part in the panel, in which he discussed the importance of People-First Language for Obesity and how weight bias affects the quality of patient care. To view a recap of the discussion, please CLICK HERE.
The advance registration deadline is quickly approaching for the Your Weight Matters National Convention, the nation’s leading educational conference dedicated to providing evidence-based weight management strategies to individuals looking for quality information and tools to effectively manage their weight and health. Proudly brought to you by the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), YWM2017, is offering exclusive early-bird rates starting at just $50/day, or $125 for the full Convention experience.
This year’s Convention will take place August 10 – 13 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. The Convention will offer attendees with top-notch education delivered by the leading experts in the fields of obesity medicine, nutrition, exercise, obesity treatment, mental health and much more! Learn more about YWM2017 and register today by clicking here.
The OAC is pleased to welcome one new member to the Chairman’s Council and a returning long-time supporter. Ethicon® has renewed their support of the OAC at the Silver Level, and has continued to be a strong partner in helping the OAC improve the lives of individuals affected by obesity. Ethicon is bringing people together from around the world to create innovative solutions that are advancing surgery and having life changing impacts in healthcare.
We are also excited to welcome one of our newest members to the Chairman’s Council, Naturally Slim® who has joined at the Patron level. Naturally Slim is a digital obesity reversal program that has helped individuals fulfill lasting weight-loss by teaching them the right way to eat.
The OAC appreciates the wonderful support that we receive from each of our Chairman’s Council members! We welcome any individual, organization or company who has in interest in advancing the cause of obesity to join and make a difference through our OAC Chairman’s Council. To discover more about the benefits and to join the OAC’s highest level of membership, please CLICK HERE.
Support the Cause of Obesity Awareness – Join the OAC Today!
Are you a member of the OAC? The Obesity Action Alert is provided as a free benefit to all of our OAC members and supporters. If you’re looking to support our work and stay tuned to all that the OAC is doing, the best way is to become a member! OAC members receive many benefits – including the members-only e-newsletter, OAC Members Make a Difference, alerts about our weight bias and advocacy activities, a printed yearly subscription to Your Weight Matters Magazine and so much more!
The OAC is the voice for 93 million Americans affected by obesity, and only with the strong support of our membership are we able to make an impact. There is strength in numbers, and by adding your voice to the OAC, you are making a difference to advance the cause of obesity!
To join or renew your membership today, please CLICK HERE.