Background: Maryland ranks 22nd in the nation for obesity rates, with over 34% of its residents having obesity and another 33% having overweight. Now is the time to prioritize obesity care by expanding access to comprehensive obesity treatments including intensive behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medications, mental health, nutrition, and bariatric surgery. These treatment options are effective and FDA-approved, and will allow patients and their healthcare providers additional tools in their journey to improved health. The time to act is now!

Take Action Now: Use OAC’s advocacy tool below to urge Maryland’s decision makers to expand access to obesity treatments.

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 by including your story and thoughts before sending.