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Unveiling Disparities
in OAC Blog on October 17, 2023

In the Fall issue of OAC’s Weight Matters Magazine, we shine a light on some troubling gaps in the FDA drug approval process and drug labeling that are hurting people with obesity. Currently, there are no FDA requirements to evaluate how prescription drugs perform in individuals with obesity. If this comes as a surprise to
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Obesity Action Coalition, The Obesity Society and Manatt Health Publish White Paper on Anti-Obesity Medications
in OAC Blog on October 12, 2023

The Obesity Action Coalition, The Obesity Society and Manatt Health worked together on a new white paper, or report presenting a problem and providing a solution, called Anti-Obesity Medications as Medicare Part D Drugs: Legal and Health Policy Rationales. Obesity is a long-term disease with severe health effects affecting millions of Americans and leading to
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Intuitive Renews Support for OAC’s Chairman’s Council at the Silver Level
in OAC Blog on October 10, 2023

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is pleased to share that Intuitive has renewed its support for the OAC’s Chairman’s Council at the Silver level. Thank you, Intuitive, for committing to support and champion the OAC’s mission! About Intuitive “Intuitive, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is a global technology leader in minimally invasive care and the pioneer
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Resources for Building Healthy Families in Recognition of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
in Education, OAC Blog on September 11, 2023

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is dedicating this month to educating and supporting children affected by obesity and their families. Today, more than 14.4 million children and teens in the U.S. are affected by obesity, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood. Childhood obesity can
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Turning Dreams Into Reality: Celebrating the Success of the Rob Portinga Memorial Scholarship Program
in Education, Events, OAC Blog on August 23, 2023

The vision of the  Obesity Action Coalition’s Your Weight Matters Convention has always been to provide a platform for learning, connection and growth without any barriers. This year, that vision has been transformed into reality through the remarkable success of the Rob Portinga Memorial Scholarship Fund. We are thrilled to announce a momentous achievement: the
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Decades of Advocacy in Obesity Care with Amber Huett-Garcia
in Events, OAC Blog on August 18, 2023

Meet Amber Huett-Garcia, a dedicated advocate for obesity care with a passion that spans decades. Amber’s personal experience with obesity has driven her to champion understanding and support for those facing similar challenges. She has held significant leadership roles within the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), including former Chair of the Board of Directors, and inspires
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OAC and Our Partners
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on August 10, 2023

OAC was founded to give a voice to people with the disease of obesity. Since our founding, we have prioritized ensuring people with obesity have access to science-based obesity care, as well as the ability to live their lives free of weight bias and discrimination. Throughout our existence, we have received inquiries on how OAC
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Advancing Health Equity: OAC at the National Black Caucus of State Legislators’ State of Black Health in America Policy Forum
in Events, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on August 8, 2023

In the pursuit of creating a healthier and more equitable society, it is vital to address health disparities that disproportionately affect Black Americans. On Friday, August 4, in Seattle, WA, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) had the privilege of attending and presenting at the National Black Caucus of State Legislators‘ (NBCSL) inaugural State of Black
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