Advocacy Through Action. OBESITY ACTION COALITION

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is a more than 58,000 member-strong 501(c)(3) National non-profit organization dedicated to giving a voice to the individual affected by the disease of obesity and helping individuals along their journey toward better health through education, advocacy and support.

People Like YOU. Be Part of the NEW OAC Community.

With the OAC Community, you get access to EXCLUSIVE education, take ACTION through advocacy, hear REAL stories, CONNECT with others like you and find the SUPPORT you need in your weight and health journey.

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July 19-22, 2018 | Hilton Denver City Center
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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
The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Launches ObesityCareProviders.Com To Help Individuals Find A Healthcare Provider To Have A Conversation About Weight
in 2018 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on June 25, 2018

Tampa, Fla. – As the number of individuals living with obesity increases, so does the need to find healthcare providers qualified to discuss weight and how it impacts health. The OAC has launched a free resource, ObesityCareProviders.com to help. Finding a healthcare professional who is knowledgeable and able to talk with patients about their weight
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Reaffirms its Commitment to Changing the World for People Living with Obesity through the Launch of the New OAC Community
in 2018 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on June 13, 2018

Tampa, Fla. –  As the leading National non-profit patient organization in obesity, people have always been the OAC’s foundation for how we impact change. The OAC is proud to reaffirm its commitment to seeing a better world for people living with obesity through the launch of our new Community – an enriched member experience designed
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June 1, 2018 – Statement From OAC President and CEO Joseph Nadglowski on WHO Report
in 2018 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on June 1, 2018

“The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) applauds the World Health Organization (WHO) for including the disease of obesity in their recently released “Time to Deliver” report on noncommunicable diseases. With obesity impacting more than 93 million Americans, and quickly becoming a global epidemic, it is imperative that we raise awareness of the disease and continue efforts
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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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