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15 years of Awareness, Education, Advocacy & Support!

Join us in celebrating the Obesity Action Coalition's 15th anniversary with a contribution of $15 - $1 for every year we’ve been offering hope and help to millions.

Springtime is here!

With the changing of leaves & weather, the Weight Matters Magazine is here to keep you on track with your resolutions & present an exciting, new, opportunity to you!

We Are Here for You During COVID-19!

As always, count on the OAC to advocate for you, offer meaningful educational resources, share tips from health experts, connect you to others, & much more!

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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Obesity Action Coalition’s Your Weight Matters Annual Convention Is Going Virtual For 2020!
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on May 20, 2020

Tampa, Fla. – The OAC is excited to announce that the Your Weight Matters Annual Convention is going virtual for 2020! This format gives us the opportunity to reach more individuals than ever that are seeking credible information about their weight and health. Starting Wednesday May 20th, online registration will open for the OAC’s most
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The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Joins the New Global Obesity Patient Alliance in an Effort to Change the World for People Living With Obesity
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on March 9, 2020

Tampa, FL. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a more than 75,000 member-strong non-profit organization focused on improving the lives for people with obesity, has officially joined the Global Obesity Patient Alliance (GOPA). Founded in 2019, GOPA’s mission is to ignite and inspire global change for people living with and affected by obesity through supporting
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The 6th Annual Obesity Care Week (OCW) Takes Aim at Important Issues Impacting People with Obesity and Celebrates World Obesity Day
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on February 28, 2020

Tampa, Fla. – Sunday, March 1st, marks the beginning of Obesity Care Week 2020, an awareness campaign week aimed at changing 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 more than 93 million Americans affected by obesity and more
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