This is YOUR Opportunity to Contact President Biden and Urge Him to Make the Disease of Obesity a Priority in His Administration!
In recognition of World Obesity Day (March 4th, 2021), taking place during Obesity Care Week, the OAC and other health advocates from across the U.S. are sending unified letters to President Biden asking him to make the disease of obesity a priority in his administration.
The letter not only sheds light on how obesity stigma has long prevented effective treatment and recognition of obesity as a chronic disease, but also stresses the importance of access to treatment given the strong link between obesity and COVID-19 complications. The letter also calls for better obesity care policies that will change the way society cares about obesity. Now more than ever, it is imperative that people currently living with obesity, or at risk of developing obesity, and are ready to address their health, should have expanded access to both prevention and treatment avenues.