Support Scholarships to Unlock the Power of YWM2023-Engage Convention
in Events, OAC Blog on July 25, 2023

  Last year at OAC’s in-person event, the OAC Board of Directors unveiled the Rob Portinga Memorial Scholarship Fund, honoring a long-time volunteer and beloved Board Member best known for creating and fostering meaningful connections within our Community. The Scholarship Fund allows recipients to find a compassionate and inclusive space to learn and grow, which
Read Article

Access to Obesity Care Means Better Health: Obesity Action Coalition Applauds the Reintroduction of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act in Congress
in News Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on July 20, 2023

Tampa, Fla. –  The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) applauds Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Representatives Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) and Gwen Moore (D-WI) for reintroducing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) into the 118th Congress. TROA is a bipartisan bill that directly provides Medicare beneficiaries
Read Article

What’s Worth Having is Worth Fighting
in OAC Blog on July 17, 2023

By Sarah Bramblette, MSHL In the final months of 2022, I experienced both the worst and the best days of my life. It was in October that my mother passed away after I had taken care of her for over a year. In a way, I saw it as repaying her for raising me to
Read Article

Introducing the New AACE Journey for Patients With Obesity
in OAC Blog on July 11, 2023

If you are living with obesity, it is important to remember that you are not alone in your journey. According to the World Health Organization, over 650 million adults worldwide are fighting obesity. As a chronic disease, obesity requires a deep understanding of its underlying factors, lifestyle modifications, and shared decision-making with your healthcare professional.
Read Article

Registration for YWM2023-Engage Convention is Now Open!
in Education, Events, OAC Blog on July 5, 2023

  Registration for the Obesity Action Coalition’s 12th annual Your Weight Matters ENGAGE Convention is NOW OPEN! YWM2023-Engage is a three-day, in-person experience designed to break down the science, offer practical takeaways and empower attendees in their journeys with weight and health. Hosted September 21-23 in Orlando, FL, anyone passionate about weight and health is
Read Article