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Dear [Healthcare Provider Name and Credentials],
As a member of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a more than 63,000 member-strong national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by the disease of obesity, I am contacting you to share with you a negative experience I had with weight bias at your practice.
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As part of OAC’s Weight Bias Action Month for July 2019, the OAC is reaching out to various healthcare provider organizations encouraging them to include weight bias in their continuing education. I would like to share with you the OAC’s resources on weight bias, so that you can increase your practice’s understanding of obesity and bias. You can find them at https://www.obesityaction.org/action-through-advocacy/weight-bias/weight-bias-resources/.
You may not be aware that weight bias in healthcare can lead patients to delay medical appointments or no longer seek any type of medical care. The healthcare provider/patient relationship is very important in addressing weight and health. It is my hope that you review the OAC’s resources and work to improve your practice and approach to treating patients with obesity.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss my experience in more detail.
Thank you for your time,
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