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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!

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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
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 Calls On Jay Leno To Publicly Apologize For Stigmatizing Comments About Obesity On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on April 26, 2019

Tampa, Fla., April 26, 2019 – In response to comedian Jay Leno’s “Angry Rant” monologue on the April 25, 2019 episode of the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon regarding obesity Statement from Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) President and CEO, Joe Nadglowski: “The OAC condemns the deplorable and unacceptable comments regarding obesity that were stated by comedian Jay
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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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