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Help End Weight Bias Caused by the Sale of "Fat" Costumes at Halloween!

The sale of these costumes lets people think it's okay to make fun of a body type often associated with obesity. It's not okay and it's not "funny."

Now Accepting YWM2020 Speaker Submissions!

As we prepare for the OAC's Your Weight Matters Convention & EXPO, we are excited to announce that we are now accepting YWM2020 Speaker submissions through October 25th!

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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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NOCW Launches September 15th!
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on September 13, 2019

Tampa, Fla., Sept. 12, 2019 — Of the more than 100 million Americans affected by the disease of obesity, fewer than 4% receive obesity-related treatment from their healthcare provider. Having access to comprehensive obesity care can be life-changing, from the management of obesity to the reduction of symptoms of obesity-related diseases. That is why, since
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Obesity Action Coalition’s 8th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention Was a Weekend of Empowered Learning and Involvement for Changing the World for People Living with Obesity
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on August 22, 2019

Tampa, Fla. –  The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) hosted upwards of 400 passionate health advocates during their 8th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention & EXPO in Tampa, FL. Attendees from 34 states and five countries were empowered in their own health journeys and energized to continue changing the world for people living with obesity.
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