Obesity Action Coalition Urges CMS to Expand Coverage to Obesity Medications
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on April 24, 2024

The Obesity Action Coalition, the Partnership to Advance Cardiovascular Health and more than 40 healthcare and advocacy organizations are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand coverage and access to semaglutide for the treatment of obesity. We applaud CMS’s recent decision to cover obesity medications for patients with existing, high-risk cardiovascular
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Register Today for the #1 Online Weight and Health Convention, OAC’s Your Weight Matters Virtual!
in Education, Events, OAC Blog on April 18, 2024

  Want the latest science-based weight and health education at your fingertips? Register now for the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) annual Your Weight Matters Virtual Convention! This immersive and interactive educational experience takes place LIVE May 18-19 on the Convention Portal. With a free registration option, you can join a vibrant and diverse community of individuals
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OAC Community Perspectives: Making the Case for Change by Ava Zebrick
in OAC Blog on April 8, 2024

Meet Ava Zebrick, a powerhouse within the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) whose intelligence, education and determination are the driving forces behind her advocacy work. Behind her calm exterior is a sharp mind and a relentless advocate who is dedicated to changing how society understands and treats obesity. Like many of us, Ava’s experiences with obesity
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Calls for Minnesota Baseball Team St. Paul Saints to Change Offensive ‘Ozempig’ Mascot Name
in 2024 New Releases, News Releases, OAC Blog on April 1, 2024

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) condemns Minnesota minor league baseball team St. Paul Saints for naming their mascot ‘Ozempig’ and calls for an immediate change. The name mocks Ozempic, a medication primarily indicated for the treatment of diabetes but sometimes used off-label for the treatment of obesity. Diabetes and obesity affect millions
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