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Registration is NOW OPEN for OAC’s YWM2023-Virtual Convention!
in Education, Events, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on March 17, 2023

Want to experience the latest science-based education on weight and health right at your fingertips? You’re in luck! Registration for the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) annual Your Weight Matters 2023 Virtual Convention (YWM2023-Virtual) is NOW OPEN! This FREE immersive and interactive educational experience takes place LIVE April 29-30 on our Convention Portal. This year’s virtual
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Victory! Delaware Approves Anti-Obesity Medication Coverage for State Employees
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on March 10, 2023

This week, Delaware legislators approved coverage for anti-obesity medications for state employees. Delaware ranks 25th in states impacted by obesity. Almost 34% of adults in Delaware have obesity, and almost 35% of adults have overweight. (Learn more from our Delaware Obesity Fact Sheet). The Obesity Action Coalition believes that obesity is a complex, chronic disease
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OAC Unveils the YWM2023-Virtual Program Agenda!
in Education, Events, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on March 7, 2023

The full program agenda for the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) Your Weight Matters 2023 Virtual Convention (YWM2023-Virtual) is now available! This immersive and interactive educational experience will take place April 29-30 on OAC’s online platform, and registration opens March 17. This LIVE online event will present eight informative and ground-breaking weight and health-related topics over two days, all
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Join OAC in Supporting World Obesity Day 2023
in Education, Events, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on March 4, 2023

  Today, March 4th is World Obesity Day! World Obesity Day (WOD) is a global effort aiming to change the narrative of obesity around the world. Rather than blame and shame people for having obesity, this awareness day encourages us to consider all the root causes of obesity: genetic, psychological, socio-cultural, economic and environmental. The
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Found Joins OAC Chairman’s Council at Bronze Level
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on February 28, 2023

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is pleased to share that Found has joined OAC’s Chairman’s Council at the Bronze level and is a first-time Council member! Thank you for committing to support and champion the OAC’s mission. About Found Found is an evidence-based weight care solution that combines the best of modern medicine with access
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Join Us in Supporting Obesity Care Week 2023!
in Education, Events, OAC Blog on February 27, 2023

Obesity Action Coalition is a proud Founding Champion of Obesity Care Week (OCW).  OCW2023 kicks off today, and we need your support to make an impact. Obesity is a complex, chronic, recurring disease affecting more than 2 billion people globally. Unlike most other diseases, obesity is one that continues to be stigmatized, and in many
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Empowering Patients and Changing Obesity Care Policy
in Events, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on February 19, 2023

An Interview with Chris Gallagher, OAC’s Policy Consultant For Chris Gallagher, advocating for people affected by obesity is a full-time job. He spends his workdays meeting with government officials in Washington, DC., educating policymakers, and advocating to improve the way society understands and treats obesity. As a policy consultant for the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC),
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Obesity Action Coalition Premieres Insightful Discussion on “The Whale” with Brendan Fraser, Sam Hunter and Obesity Advocates
in Education, Events, News Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on February 17, 2023

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is thrilled to announce the premiere of a one-of-a-kind discussion, “The Whale: In Conversation with OAC.” The exchange is a heartfelt and honest conversation between lead actor Brendan Fraser, playwright Sam Hunter and the Obesity Action Coalition volunteers who helped shape the portrayal of someone living with severe obesity for
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OAC Members in Connecticut Urge State Representatives to Expand Access to Care
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on February 16, 2023

This week, OAC Members living in Connecticut took #OACAction by urging state representatives to support Senate Bill (SB) 977 and (SB) 976, which would require broader health insurance coverage for bariatric and metabolic surgery and FDA-approved anti-obesity medications (AOMs). So far, OAC Members have sent nearly two thousand letters calling on key leaders in Connecticut
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