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.
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.
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.