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The OAC’s latest issue of Weight Matters Magazine is here!

Winter has arrived on our doorsteps, and so has the OAC’s latest issue of Weight Matters Magazine! Take a look and explore different topics on obesity, nutrition, exercise, support and much more!

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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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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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Blaming Parents and Ignoring Biology in Childhood Obesity OAC Research Reveals Big Misunderstandings
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on November 5, 2019

Tampa, Fla. – Childhood obesity affects 13.7 million U.S. children and adolescents. A child that is affected by obesity is at risk for many additional diseases once only seen in adults, including high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Childhood obesity is a complex disease that has many causes. But new research from the Obesity
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