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YWM2018 Day 1: Training Advocates and Welcoming Attendees!
in OAC Blog on July 20, 2018

On the first day of YWM2018 in Denver, OAC trained attendees on how to make a difference through different types of advocacy. Then, we kicked-off the weekend with a Welcome Reception for Exhibitors and Attendees that set the stage for all to come!

Welcome FitForMe to OAC’s Chairman’s Council!
in OAC Blog on July 2, 2018

OAC is pleased to welcome one brand new member to our honorary Chairman’s Council – FitForMe! FitForMe has pledged their support at the Bronze level and has partnered with the OAC to help us improve the lives of individuals affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support. They are a unique brand specializing in tailor-made,
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Building the New “Normal” in Healthcare
in OAC Blog on June 27, 2018

By: Sarah Bramblette, MSHLBiscayne Park, Florida We are often quicker to complain than we are to give compliments. When it comes to experiences with weight bias, I can quickly tell you stories and give you examples from many areas of my life. They stand out in memory because they had such a profound impact on
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YWM2017 First-Timer Experience
in OAC Blog on September 5, 2017

For most of my life, I have wanted to be an advocate for something. Be a voice of change and influence for others. In January of 2016, I had my first surgery, and I spent most of the year relearning myself with this new tool in place. At the end of 2016, through Nikki Massie,
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Creating the OAC Image Gallery: The Story Behind the Camera
in OAC Blog on September 14, 2016

In our latest blog post, we introduced the very beginning of the OAC’s image gallery that was launched just last month! By providing a non-commercial, bias-free collection of stock photos featuring individuals with obesity in a positive light, the project aims to reduce weight bias and change the perception of individuals living with obesity. For
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