COVID-19 has touched all of us with its impact, but it also presents the unique opportunity to come together as a community. In times like these, generosity has the power to heal and unite. That’s why the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is participating TODAY (May 5th) in #GivingTuesdayNow — a day for giving back, spreading hope, and responding to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
Obesity and COVID-19
Our community in particular needs our help, as studies show that obesity is a risk factor for COVID-19 severity. People with obesity are at higher risk for having severe symptoms and complications requiring hospitalization. Now more than ever, access to obesity care and treatment is crucial.
Treat and Reduce Obesity Act
In responding to COVID-19, the federal government cannot forget about obesity and the lives it impacts. One step it MUST take is to support the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) and include its policy provisions in the next COVID-19 relief package.
If passed, TROA will expand access to obesity care for millions of Americans on Medicare. With more treatment tools and healthcare providers trained in obesity care, more people can fight off and survive COVID-19. Learn more about TROA Here.
How to Help and Give Back: