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Through the OAC Community you can learn about the latest evidence-based information on weight, connect with people that understand your journey and engage in opportunities to take action for you and your health!

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OAC Releases New PSA Raising Awareness of Weight and Health

The goal of our new Your Weight Matters PSA is to encourage more individuals to take charge of their health, start the next step of their journey and initiate the conversation about weight with a trusted healthcare provider.

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.

WHO WE ADVOCATE FOR

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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OAC COMMUNITY

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 Organizations Recognize World Health Day
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on April 5, 2019

CONTACTS: Kristin Collins, Director of Communications, The Obesity Society, [email protected] Sheree Bryant, Secretariat, European Association for the Study of Obesity, [email protected] SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Obesity Society (TOS) in the United States and the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) have partnered to increase awareness of the global impact of obesity on public health
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Condemns Fat-shaming of President Donald Trump
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on February 22, 2019

Tampa, Fla., February 20, 2019 – In response to the #MaraLardAss used along with and following the release of a photograph of President Trump taken at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida shortly after his healthcare provider noted President Trump’s body mass index had climbed into the range associated with the disease of obesity. Statement from
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New Your Weight Matters Campaign PSA Aims to Raise Awareness of the Importance of Seeking Help with Chronic Weight Management from a Healthcare Provider
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on February 4, 2019

Tampa, Fla. –  Each year, more Americans are diagnosed with excess weight or obesity as well as many of the more than 50 diseases related to obesity such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and heart disease. People living with obesity do not need to be alone in working to improve their health, talking
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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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