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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Reaffirms its Commitment to Changing the World for People Living with Obesity through the Launch of the New OAC Community
in 2018 News Releases, OAC Newsroom on June 13, 2018

Tampa, Fla. –  As the leading National non-profit patient organization in obesity, people have always been the OAC’s foundation for how we impact change. The OAC is proud to reaffirm its commitment to seeing a better world for people living with obesity through the launch of our new Community – an enriched member experience designed
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June 1, 2018 – Statement From OAC President and CEO Joseph Nadglowski on WHO Report
in 2018 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on June 1, 2018

“The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) applauds the World Health Organization (WHO) for including the disease of obesity in their recently released “Time to Deliver” report on noncommunicable diseases. With obesity impacting more than 93 million Americans, and quickly becoming a global epidemic, it is imperative that we raise awareness of the disease and continue efforts
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Your Weight Matters 7th Annual National Convention Announces Most Comprehensive Weight and Health Educational Agenda to Date – Event Registration Now Open!
in 2018 News Releases, News Releases on May 29, 2018

Tampa, Fla. – It is projected that 75 percent of Americans will suffer from the disease of obesity by 2020. There has never been a greater need for science-based education on health and weight than now. With that in mind, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), the Nation’s most powerful voice dedicated to helping individuals with
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Demands Zeta Beta Tau’s International Headquarters Immediately Revoke the Cornell University Chapter’s Charter After Unveiling of Fat-shaming “Pig-Roasting” Game Involving Women Affected by Obesity
in 2018 News Releases, News Releases on February 9, 2018

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a 58,000 member-strong non-profit organization representing individuals affected by obesity, issued letters today to Cornell University and Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) International Headquarters regarding the Cornell University chapter’s “Pig-Roasting” game targeting women affected by obesity. The OAC is demanding that ZBT International immediately revoke the Cornell chapter’s charter
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National Obesity Care Week’s (NOCW) Bariatric Surgery Day Helps Individuals Throughout the U.S. Gain Access to Obesity Treatment
in 2017 News Releases, News Releases on November 2, 2017

Washington, DC – National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) is proud to announce that through a collaboration with Ethicon*, part of Johnson & Johnson** Medical Device Companies and Leavitt Risk Partners (LRP) a total of eight patients in need throughout the U.S. will receive the life changing treatment of bariatric surgery at no cost. NOCW 2017 is brought
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Obesity Uncovered: How Well do North Americans Understand Their Health Insurance? Survey Finds Americans, Canadians Confused About What’s Available and Covered
in 2017 News Releases, News Releases on October 31, 2017

Washington, DC – For a long time now, Canadians have taken pride in their system of universal healthcare. In the U.S., more people than ever before now have health insurance, but a new study presented today at ObesityWeek 2017 shows that one thing hasn’t improved in either country. Access to medical care that will actually help a
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The 3rd Annual National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) Kicks Off With a Vision to Change the Way We Care About the Disease of Obesity
in 2017 News Releases, News Releases on October 29, 2017

Tampa, Fla. – October 29th marks the beginning of National Obesity Care Week (NOCW), a national campaign aimed to change the way we care about obesity by creating a society that understands, respects and accepts the complexities of obesity and values science-based care. Today, more than 90 million adult Americans are affected by the disease of obesity. For
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The 2017 Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) Surpasses 110 Co-Sponsors in the U.S. House of Representativs
in 2017 News Releases, News Releases on October 4, 2017

Tampa, Fla. –The 2017 Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) (S830) (HR1953) has surpassed 110 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives with a total of 111 legislators supporting the Act. This critical legislation will provide Medicare beneficiaries with additional treatment tools to help seniors address their obesity. The bill provides CMS with the authority to
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OAC’s 6th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention Educates, Advocates and Celebrates Health
in 2017 News Releases, News Releases on August 24, 2017

Tampa, Fla. –  New Orleans was host to the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) 6th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention. The OAC welcomed upwards of 550 registrants to YWM2017, providing individuals eager to learn more about weight management strategies the opportunity to learn from the country’s foremost experts on weight, health, nutrition, weight bias and more. More than 50 educational
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