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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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Access to Obesity Care Means Better Health: Obesity Action Coalition Applauds the Reintroduction of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act in Congress
in News Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on July 20, 2023

Tampa, Fla. –  The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) applauds Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Representatives Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) and Gwen Moore (D-WI) for reintroducing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) into the 118th Congress. TROA is a bipartisan bill that directly provides Medicare beneficiaries
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A Decade of Progress: Celebrating Milestones in Obesity Awareness
in Education, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on June 18, 2023

Ten years ago, the American Medical Association (AMA) took a significant step forward by officially recognizing obesity as a disease. This declaration not only acknowledged the complexity of obesity but also paved the way for improved understanding, research and access to care.  Since our establishment, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has committed to elevating and
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Shifting the Narrative Around Obesity at Obesity Action Coalition’s 2023 Your Weight Matters Virtual Convention
in Events, News Releases, OAC Blog, Uncategorized on May 8, 2023

The Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) annual Your Weight Matters Virtual Convention was a weekend-long online event designed to help individuals better understand their weight and health. This year, YWM2023-Virtual aimed to shift the narrative around obesity, emphasizing that obesity is not a person’s fault, but each of us has the power to take back control
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Living with obesity in the time of GLP-1s: Obesity Action Coalition and Ro Release Survey Results
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on April 26, 2023

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a nonprofit organization giving a voice to individuals affected by obesity, partnered with Ro, a top direct-to-patient healthcare company, to survey people across the country living with obesity. The survey aimed to understand more about their weight loss journeys, motivations to address their health and how they feel about new
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Registration is NOW OPEN for OAC’s YWM2023-Virtual Convention!
in Education, Events, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on March 17, 2023

Want to experience the latest science-based education on weight and health right at your fingertips? You’re in luck! Registration for the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) annual Your Weight Matters 2023 Virtual Convention (YWM2023-Virtual) is NOW OPEN! This FREE immersive and interactive educational experience takes place LIVE April 29-30 on our Convention Portal. This year’s virtual
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