2007 News Releases

Walk from Obesity Honors Memory of Walk Founder, Bryan G. Woodward, with the Bryan G. Woodward Community Grant Program
in 2007 News Releases, News Releases on December 17, 2007

Tampa, Fla. – The Walk from Obesity is proud to announce the formation of the Bryan G. Woodward Community Grant Program. The program was founded to support local initiatives to address the obesity epidemic in cities that host an Obesity Action Coalition and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery(ASMBS) Foundation Walk from Obesity. Only those
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Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen Declares September 29, 2007 as “Walk to Prevent Obesity Day”
in 2007 News Releases, News Releases on September 24, 2007

Nashville, TN – On September 14, 2007, Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen declared September 29, 2007 as “Walk to Prevent Obesity Day.” The proclamation details Tennessee’s ranking nationally as sixth in regards to obesity with 28.8 percent of the population considered to have obesity. In addition, it discusses the efforts of the American Society for Metabolic
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Obesity Action Coalition Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary
in 2007 News Releases, News Releases on June 26, 2007

Tampa, FL – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is proud to celebrate its two-year anniversary as one of the leading patient-focused nonprofit obesity organizations. Throughout the past year, the OAC accomplished tremendous strides in the obesity community. With the introduction of the OAC’s “Understanding Obesity” series, the OAC continues to provide an excellent source of
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OAC President & CEO Testifies at Utah Hearing on Access to Obesity Interventions
in 2007 News Releases, News Releases on June 21, 2007

Tampa , FL – Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) President and CEO, Joseph Nadglowski, Jr., testified Wednesday before the Utah Health and Human Services Interim Committee on access to safe and effective obesity interventions. The hearing was co-chaired by Senator D. Chris Buttars and Representative Paul Ray. Mr. Nadglowski detailed the severity of obesity and demonstrated
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Eliminates IQ Testing Requirement for Those Seeking Weight-Loss Surgery
in 2007 News Releases, News Releases on January 27, 2007

Tampa, FL – Today, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee eliminated their IQ testing requirement for those seeking weight-loss surgery. In recent weeks, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has advocated for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to remove the IQ testing on the basis of it perpetuating the negative stigma associated with obesity and discriminating against those affected
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