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The Power of OAC Community Members
in OAC Blog on December 22, 2023

In the realm of advocacy, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) stands as a symbol of hope, uniting individuals with a shared dedication to making the world a better place for people with obesity. This blog post sheds light on the remarkable stories of five OAC Community Members—Amber, Jaime, Jason, Kevin, and Sarah—who represent the transformative
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Empathy in Practice: A Physician’s Journey Into Obesity Medicine
in Education, OAC Blog on December 18, 2023

Meet Dr. Leslie Golden, a dedicated obesity medicine physician whose personal struggles with obesity fueled her mission to provide compassionate and holistic care. With over five years in the field, Dr. Golden’s professional journey in obesity medicine began with a desire to understand and address the root causes of her patients’ weight-related challenges. Today, she
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Bariatric Advantage Joins the OAC’s Chairman’s Council
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on December 14, 2023

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is pleased to share that Bariatric Advantage has joined OAC’s Chairman’s Council at the Patron level! Thank you for committing to support and champion the OAC’s mission. About Bariatric Advantage Bariatric Advantage nutritional supplements and products are scientifically formulated to meet the specialized nutritional demands of patients who have undergone
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Obesity Action Coalition Advocates on Capitol Hill to Urge Legislators to Prioritize Obesity Care
in 2023 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on November 30, 2023

Washington, DC – Today, members of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) will gather on Capitol Hill to meet with various legislators to express the importance of expanding access to obesity care and urge legislators to co-sponsor the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA). TROA is a bipartisan bill that will give Medicare-eligible Americans greater access
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Joint Statement in Support of Closing Gaps in the Drug Approval Process and Drug Labeling for People with Obesity
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on November 28, 2023

  On behalf of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), the Obesity Medicine Association, the STOP Obesity Alliance, and The Obesity Society (TOS), we call on the FDA to close gaps in the testing and approval process for new drugs intended for use by people with obesity. Currently,
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Hope for Obesity Treatment: Country’s Leading Obesity Expert Organizations Issue Consensus Statement on SELECT Study Results
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on November 21, 2023

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the results of the SELECT Study, giving valuable insights into the complex disease of obesity. The study shows Semaglutide can help prevent heart problems like cardiovascular deaths, strokes and heart attacks in people with obesity. In response, the country’s leading obesity expert organizations, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC),
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Carmot Therapeutics, Inc. Joins the OAC’s Chairman’s Council
in OAC Blog on November 20, 2023

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is pleased to share that Carmot Therapeutics, Inc. has joined OAC’s Chairman’s Council at the Bronze level! Thank you for committing to support and champion the OAC’s mission. About Carmot Therapeutics, Inc.  Carmot Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to developing life-changing therapeutics for people living with metabolic diseases,
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Mary’s Story: Asking for Help and Discovering My Voice
in Education, OAC Blog on November 17, 2023

Meet Mary Tripp, a long-time member of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) who stands out not only for her passion for advocacy but also for her creativity that lights up OAC Conventions. Mary’s journey with obesity started early, exposing her to challenges with weight and stigma since childhood. Through ups and downs, she found acceptance
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Intellihealth Joins OAC’s Chairman Council
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on November 10, 2023

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is pleased to share that Intellihealth has joined OAC’s Chairman’s Council at the Patron level! Thank you for committing to supporting and championing the OAC’s mission. About  Intellihealth Intellihealth is the leading software and clinical services company scaling and democratizing access to compassionate and comprehensive medical obesity treatment.  Founded by
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