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OAC Urges Support for TROA on Capitol Hill during Advocacy Day
in OAC Blog on September 27, 2018

Today, dozens of OAC members and other health advocates are on Capitol Hill for an Advocacy Day to urge state legislators to support the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA). With the click of a mouse, you can join our efforts from home! Click to learn how.

I Support NOCW2018 because I Lost a Loved One with Obesity
in OAC Blog on September 26, 2018

Lyndsea Burke, USA National Miss Indiana, uses her pageant platform in the Miss America Organization to erase obesity stigma and raise awareness of bias. Her activism is inspired by the memory of her Aunt Jodie who passed away from obesity-related conditions. Hear the heartfelt reason for why Lyndsea is supporting NOCW2018, taking place October 7-13.

What Obesity Has Taught Me: James Lacher’s Story
in OAC Blog on September 12, 2018

In this video, OAC Community Member James Lacher talks about his experience with obesity which included the decision to have bariatric surgery. Discover what James learned about bias, treatment and obesity perceptions and join him, alongside OAC, in support of National Obesity Care Week 2018, October 7-13!