We are proud to offer a variety of helpful programs to our Community. We are committed to helping our Community members gain access to our resources as well as recognizing those who are committed to helping further the cause of obesity and the OAC. We invite you to take a closer look at the current OAC Programs we offer listed below!
Convention Scholarship Program
The OAC wants to make the Your Weight Matters National Convention a reality for any individual with a desire to learn more about their weight and health. While attending the OAC’s National Convention is a great investment in your health, we understand it is often a hardship for many who attend/wish to attend. The OAC is proud to offer the Convention Scholarship Program, an initiative designed to help individuals by awarding grants to fund or offset the associated expenses in attending the Convention. To learn more about the Convention Scholarship Program, please click here (link opens in a new window).
Sponsored Membership Program
With nearly 93 million Americans affected by obesity, the relationship between a patient and a health care provider is vital. That’s why the OAC developed a unique program specifically for healthcare providers to show support for their patients while getting them more engaged in their care and the broader issues in obesity – the OAC Sponsored Membership Program! This program allows physician and/or hospitals and institutions to purchase Premium Access Membership at a discounted rate. To learn more about this important program and how to get involved, please click here.
Annual Awards Program
OAC’s Annual Awards Program honors outstanding OAC members and volunteers for their tireless efforts to help individuals affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support. Our members truly drive the successes of the OAC, and we are honored to have celebrated these individuals that have made a direct impact in advancing the goals and mission of the OAC. To learn more about the OAC’s Annual Awards Program, please click here.
In September, 2009 the Obesity Action Coalition partnered with Bariatric Advantage and launched The RECOVER® Program. This program provides those faced with illness and hard economic times a FREE 90-day supply of their post-weight loss surgery vitamins and supplements. To date, the RECOVER® Program has helped more than 10,000 bariatric surgery patients get access to the vitamins they need to maintain proper nutritional support.
To take part in this program, all requests for vitamin assistance must be submitted from a bariatric practice on behalf of the patient/individual. The practice works with the patient to complete the necessary forms, and the forms are then sent to the OAC for processing to Bariatric Advantage. The OAC is not involved in reviewing or awarding assistance to any of the applicants. For complete information on the RECOVER® Program, or if you are part of a practice and would like to make a request, please click here (link opens in a new window).