Get to Know James Zervios, Obesity Action Coalition’s New Chief Operating Officer
in OAC Blog on March 25, 2024

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is thrilled to announce James Zervios’s promotion to Chief Operating Officer! Throughout his nearly two decades with the OAC, James has demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication, especially in the areas of OAC’s public awareness initiatives, educational content, and development. From his pioneering role in communications to his pivotal contributions in
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Alecia’s Journey: Fighting Obesity and Finding My Voice
in OAC Blog on March 18, 2024

Meet Alecia Smith, a remarkable new member of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) who is taking the bull by the horns as an advocate for others navigating the challenges of obesity. Alecia’s path to supporting the OAC began with a simple scroll on social media when she saw a post of ours on Facebook and
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Thank you, Altimmune, Inc.!
in OAC Blog on March 14, 2024

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is pleased to share that Altimmune, Inc. has joined the OAC’s Chairman’s Council at the Patron level. Thank you, Altimmune, Inc., for supporting and championing the OAC’s mission. About Altimmune, Inc. Altimmune is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel peptide-based therapeutics for the treatment of obesity
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Releases Statement on Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Update to Wegovy® Label
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on

The anti-obesity medication Wegovy® has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cardiovascular risk reduction in people with overweight or obesity and an established cardiovascular disease. The approval is based on the SELECT cardiovascular outcomes trial, which demonstrated that Wegovy® statistically significantly reduced the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events. Obesity
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Obesity Care Week 2024: Raising Awareness to Break the Stigma of Obesity
in Events, OAC Blog on March 5, 2024

By Kristal Hartman, Obesity Action Coalition Board Chair Obesity is a complex and multifaceted health issue that affects millions of people worldwide. Despite its prevalence and impact on individuals’ lives, it remains one of the most stigmatized diseases in our society. Unlike many other health conditions, obesity often faces unfair judgment and discrimination, making it
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Join Us in Recognizing World Obesity Day!
in Events, OAC Blog on March 4, 2024

Today, March 4th, not only kicks off Obesity Care Week, but it’s also World Obesity Day! World Obesity Day (WOD) is a global effort aiming to change the narrative of obesity around the world. Rather than blame and shame people for having obesity, this awareness day encourages us to consider all the root causes of
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Mobilizes Advocates on Capitol Hill to Mark the Start of Obesity Care Week 2024
in News Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on March 1, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC — To kick off Obesity Care Week 2024, more than 60 advocates with the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) will gather on Capitol Hill to meet with more than 70 legislators to express the importance of expanding access to obesity care by urging legislators to co-sponsor the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA). Obesity
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