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Novo Nordisk and The Creative Coalition Produce a Powerful COVID-19 and Obesity PSA Featuring OAC as Top Patient Resource
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on September 29, 2020

The Creative Coalition (a group of actors, writers, directs and designers) and Novo Nordisk are encouraging people to get to know the facts about COVID-19 and its impact on people living with obesity. The Creative Coalition and Novo Nordisk are featuring the OAC as the top patient resource and encouraging everyone to use OAC resources
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OAC’s Vice-Chair, Patty Neece, Comments on how COVID-19 affects People with Obesity
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on September 23, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, it was unknown that obesity would be a major risk factor for the illness. It wasn’t until recently that dozens of studies began reporting that many of the sickest COVID-19 patients have been people with obesity. For people with obesity, the extra risk adds a psychological burden, says Patty
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The OAC Encourages Taking Action and Showing Support for the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA)
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on September 9, 2020

The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) is a bipartisan bill that will give Medicare-eligible Americans greater access to obesity healthcare services, treatments and providers. Currently, this bill has Congressional support from 185 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and has yet to come up for a committee or floor vote since
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New Research From the Obesity Action Coalition Shows That Explicit Weight Bias May Be Declining in the U.S. but Not in the U.K.
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on September 1, 2020

Tampa, Fla. – Weight bias has harmed people with obesity for decades throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. But new research from the Obesity Action Coalition suggests that explicit weight bias may be declining in the U.S. Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, weight bias expert and OAC National Board member, presented these new insights
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Redefines Education, Advocacy and Support with YWM2020 – VIRTUAL
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on July 29, 2020

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) redefined education, advocacy and support with a successful YWM2020 – VIRTUAL Convention. The OAC welcomed more than 2,000 individuals from 47 states and 59 countries and provided them with the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a one-of-a-kind educational experience supported by a strong and engaging community.
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The Massachusetts Coalition for Action on Obesity (MCAO) Welcomes OAC President and CEO, Joe Nadglowski, to Discuss the Impact of Weight Bias on People with Obesity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on July 16, 2020

Tampa, Fla. – On July 21st, The Massachusetts Coalition for Action on Obesity (MCAO) will welcome OAC President and CEO, Joe Nadglowski, to share insights on weight bias and its impact on people with obesity during COVID-19. Obesity is quickly becoming one of the top risk factors for severe complications from COVID-19. Unfortunately, research demonstrates
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Supports Senators Cassidy and Carper’s Calling on Medicare to Cover Obesity Treatments Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on July 9, 2020

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a more than 75,000 member-strong organization, strongly supports U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Thomas Carper (D-Del.) for urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover prescription drugs for obesity and expand coverage for Intensive Behavioral Therapy (IBT), which they say is “critical to our
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Top Health Experts From Around The Country Share Insights To Help People With Obesity During YWM2020 – VIRTUAL
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on July 8, 2020

Tampa, Fla. – As the country’s landscape of healthcare continues to change amidst Coronavirus, each day more and more information continues to develop around the connections between obesity and COVID-19. These changes present unique and new challenges for people affected by obesity. Starting July 11th, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a national non-profit organization with more
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Obesity Action Coalition’s Your Weight Matters Annual Convention Is Going Virtual For 2020!
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on May 20, 2020

Tampa, Fla. – The OAC is excited to announce that the Your Weight Matters Annual Convention is going virtual for 2020! This format gives us the opportunity to reach more individuals than ever that are seeking credible information about their weight and health. Starting Wednesday May 20th, online registration will open for the OAC’s most
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