Background: Over 28% of California residents are affected by obesity and another 34% by overweight, but access to obesity treatments is often dependent on your employer or zip code. Expanding access to safe, effective, and comprehensive obesity treatment options will allow patients and their healthcare providers additional tools in individual their journey to improved health. Now is the time for change – prioritizing obesity care is good for businesses, residents, and the state economy. We must start treating obesity the same as other chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes, and SB 1008 will expand options for the treatment of obesity in California.

Take Action Now: Use OAC’s advocacy tool below to urge key lawmakers to support SB 1008, which will expand options for the treatment of obesity.

It’s Easy to Advocate: Use our easy automated message generator below to get started. You’ll find an easy-to-use template letter to get you started, and we encourage you to personalize this letter before sending and include your personal story.