The last six months have been exciting for the OAC! At the beginning of the year, we set out with some important goals — like increasing awareness of our educational resources, making OAC Action an official program, and connecting more people with the OAC Community. The year is already halfway over, but we’ve celebrated many milestones!
OAC’s 2019 Milestones:
OAC’s New Action Program
Action is a core part of what we do, but we can’t do it without you. This past spring, we opened the new OAC Action Center — an online tool to take action with the OAC and create change! From signing pledges and petitions to sharing your story and OAC resources, there are many ways to make an impact.
OAC’s New Community Discussion Forum
We believe connecting with our members, and having members connect with each other, is crucial. That’s why we created our new Community Discussion Forum — an active online place where members can:
- Talk about all kinds of topics related to obesity
- Share thoughts and experiences
- Connect one-on-one with each other
- Support each other in their health journeys
- Find valuable resources
- Stay informed about OAC’s latest updates. Not yet a member? CLICK HERE to join at no cost.
OAC’s Fun, Engaging Donor Program
Our new Donor Program makes supporting the OAC very easy. We offer six ways to donate to and move our mission forward — from hosting a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser to celebrating your accomplishments like a “surgiversary” or your first 5K.
Renovating OAC’s National Headquarters
Early this year, we remodeled our national office in Tampa, FL to make it easier to do our daily operations. Our office space grew to make room for more educational resources, brainstorming among staff and volunteers, video production and more. These exciting renovations truly speak to the OAC’s growth since we got started in 2005!
New Understanding Obesity and Severe Obesity Brochure
We recently combined and updated some of our educational resources to bring you OAC’s new Understanding Obesity and Severe Obesity Brochure. This resource takes a broader introductory look into obesity, severe obesity and the complex issues surrounding this disease.
Launch of OAC’s New Your Weight Matters Campaign PSA
Our new Your Weight Matters Campaign PSA invites everyone to take charge of their health by starting the conversation about weight with a trusted healthcare provider. The Your Weight Matters Campaign challenge raises awareness about the impact of weight on health and how to address it.
Why You Matter:
OAC’s milestones throughout the last six months have been inspiring and motivating, but it’s not about us — it’s about you. Every action you take to spread our message and be a part of our mission goes a long way. Thank you for being a part of it! Continue to stay tuned throughout the year for more updates and ways you can get involved by visiting the OAC Community ENGAGE Platform.