Policy Platform

Overview of OAC Advocacy

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is an IRS registered 501 (c)(3) National nonprofit organization dedicated to giving a voice to individuals affected by the disease of obesity. We recognize that obesity is a complex, chronic disease that is attached to various social stigmas which make it difficult to find support, access care and navigate day-to-day life.  The OAC was formed to build a nationwide coalition of people living with obesity as well as patient advocates to do the following:

  • Increase public education on obesity
  • Advocate for access to safe, science-based treatment
  • Strive to eliminate weight bias and negative obesity stigma
  • Promote research in discovering new and effective treatment
  • Empower and support individuals affected by obesity

OAC Public Policy Platform 

The following Public Policy Platform articulates where the OAC stands on issues relating to its mission of giving a voice to individuals affected by obesity and helping them on their journey toward better health through education, advocacy and support.

Download the OAC’s Public Policy Platform