Take ACTION on Issues that Matter to You!

Take action on important issues on access to care, policy and weight bias through the OAC Action Center!

Access to Care Week

Join us in supporting Access to Care Week, September 15th-21st
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Discover the OAC CommunityLearn. Connect. Engage.

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!

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’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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Treat and Reduce Obesity Act Gains Support in the U.S. House of Representatives in Record Time
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on July 16, 2019

Tampa, Fla. – The 2019 Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) (S595) (HR1530) has surpassed 100 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives with a total of 112 legislators supporting the Act. This critical legislation will provide Medicare beneficiaries with additional tools for weight management and obesity treatment. The bill provides the Centers for Medicare
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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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