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Obesity Action Coalition Advocates on Capitol Hill to Urge Legislators to Prioritize Obesity Care
in 2023 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on November 30, 2023

Washington, DC – Today, members of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) will gather on Capitol Hill to meet with various legislators to express the importance of expanding access to obesity care and urge legislators to co-sponsor the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA). TROA is a bipartisan bill that will give Medicare-eligible Americans greater access
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Doctors and Advocates Call for Better Testing and Labeling of Drugs for People with Obesity
in 2023 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on November 28, 2023

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 28, 2023 — The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) announces the publication of a “Joint Statement in Support of Closing Gaps in the Drug Approval Process and Drug Labeling for People with Obesity.” The statement is co-signed by the OAC, The Obesity Society, the Stop Obesity Alliance, the Obesity Medicine Association, and the
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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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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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Obesity Action Coalition Premieres Insightful Discussion on “The Whale” with Brendan Fraser, Sam Hunter and Obesity Advocates
in Education, Events, News Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on February 17, 2023

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is thrilled to announce the premiere of a one-of-a-kind discussion, “The Whale: In Conversation with OAC.” The exchange is a heartfelt and honest conversation between lead actor Brendan Fraser, playwright Sam Hunter and the Obesity Action Coalition volunteers who helped shape the portrayal of someone living with severe obesity for
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The Power of Empathy and Trust at YWM2022-Virtual
in Events, News Releases, OAC Blog on May 19, 2022

The OAC’s annual Your Weight Matters Virtual Convention was a weekend-long online event designed to embolden our community while helping them develop a deeper understanding of their weight and health. This year, YWM2022-Virtual shifted its focus to prioritizing mental health and sharing our lived experiences. Attendees walked away feeling energized, motivated and inspired with newfound
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YWM2022-Virtual: Syncing Expert-led Education with Science-based Solutions
in News Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on April 5, 2022

  Registration for our Your Weight Matters Virtual Convention is now open! Join us May 14th through 15th for a weekend packed with immersive, interactive and innovative education and connection opportunities. REGISTER NOW Designed to help you develop a deeper understanding of your weight and health, the virtual program will present eight topics over two
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Raises Awareness of Weight Bias and Bullying During Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
in 2021 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on September 15, 2021

Tampa, Fla. – September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, and the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is taking this month to recognize the weight bias and bullying that exists amongst children who are affected by excess weight or obesity. Studies show that at least 30% of girls with excess weight and 24% of boys with
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