Weight of the World Connecting Individuals through the Power of the Personal Story

Weight of the world is a global initiative powered by the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC). This unique video collection platform seeks to help individuals understand they’re not alone on their journey.


The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is a more than 60,000 member-strong 501(c)(3) National non-profit organization dedicated to giving a voice to the individual affected by the disease of obesity and helping individuals along their journey toward better health through education, advocacy and support.

People Like YOU. Be Part of the NEW OAC Community.

With the OAC Community, you get access to EXCLUSIVE education, take ACTION through advocacy, hear REAL stories, CONNECT with others like you and find the SUPPORT you need in your weight and health journey.

Together, Let’s Elevate Our Voices.

We believe we can affect positive change through the power of community. This is why, collectively, we raise our voices to reinforce our beliefs and demands for a better world for people affected by obesity.


Issues We Care About

Understanding Obesity

Obesity is a chronic disease that is often misunderstood by people affected by it, healthcare providers and others. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to addressing obesity. The OAC aims to build a greater understanding of the disease and science-based treatments to help individuals on their journey toward improved health.

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Weight Bias

Obesity is one of the last acceptable forms of discrimination in today’s society. People with obesity face weight bias in a lot of different ways from employment to healthcare. Raising awareness of weight bias and what to do about it is a core focus for the OAC.

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Access to Care

In the past decade, many science-based treatments for obesity have become proven, safe and effective to help people with obesity, yet millions of Americans do not have access to care. The OAC advocates on the state and federal level to increase access to care for all Americans.

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You are Not Alone in Your Health Journey.

By joining the OAC Community, you become part of an exclusive and warm community that inspires with real stories of PEOPLE LIKE YOU, shares knowledge on how to live healthy and extends the support and genuine care you need – no matter what part you are in your health journey!

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OAC Newsroom
Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Welcomes Nina Crowley, PhD, RDN, LD, and Kristal Hartman to the OAC National Board of Directors
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on January 15, 2019

Tampa, Fla. – The OAC is honored to welcome two new members to the OAC National Board of Directors. Nina Crowley, PhD, RDN, LD, and Kristal Hartman bring their experience and dedication to improving the lives of those living with obesity and join the Board in directing the OAC and its activities, setting long-term goals
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4th Annual National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) Had Record Participation in an Effort to Change the Way We Care about Obesity
in 2018 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on October 25, 2018

Tampa, Fla. – Patient Stories Day on October 13th, 2018, marked the end of another successful National Obesity Care Week.  NOCW is a national campaign aimed to change the way we care about obesity by creating a society that understands, respects and accepts the complexities of obesity and values science-based care. With thousands of individuals
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Improving Lives One Surgery at a Time – National Obesity Care Week’s Bariatric Surgery Day Emphasizes the Safety of and Need for this Proven Treatment Option
in 2018 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on October 10, 2018

Tampa, Fla. – Bariatric Surgery has proven to be one of the safest and most effective treatments for severe obesity. However, patient access to this treatment option is limited throughout the U.S. To help address this issue, National Obesity Care Week (NOCW), in collaboration with Ethicon, Leavitt Risk Partners (LRP) and Medtronic are proud to
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OAC Action Center

Help the OAC improve the lives of individuals affected by obesity by taking action on issues that matter to you – from the community level to even state and national change!
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Image Gallery

The OAC Image Gallery aims to refocus the perception of obesity and change the perception of individuals affected by this chronic disease through respectful, empowering imagery.
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