2016 News Releases

Health Plans Often Stand in the Way of Obesity Care
in 2016 News Releases, News Releases on November 3, 2016

New Orleans, La. – New research in two separate studies presented at ObesityWeek demonstrates that health plans often stand in the way of obesity care. In one study, researchers from Harvard, ConscienHealth, and the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) found that Americans report they don’t have health insurance that will pay for obesity care recommended in
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OAC’s 5th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention Unites, Inspires and Engages All in Attendance
in 2016 News Releases, News Releases on September 19, 2016

Tampa, Fla. – Our Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC, played host to the OAC’s 5th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention, where more than 600 registrants had the opportunity to unite, inspire and engage with each other while learning from the country’s leading experts in weight management on how to better manage their weight and health.
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OAC Invites the Public to Take Part in its FREE Community Health Outreach Day in Partnership with the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington and B’more Fit for Healthy Babies during the YWM Healthy Living EXPO on Saturday, August 27
in 2016 News Releases, News Releases on July 6, 2016

National Harbor, MD – The OAC, along with the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington and B’more Fit for Healthy Babies, led by the Baltimore City Health Department and Family League of Baltimore, are excited to invite residents of the DC, Maryland and surrounding metropolitan communities to join us on Saturday, August 27 from 8:30 am to
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The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) Reaches 150 Supporters from Congress
in 2016 News Releases, News Releases on June 28, 2016

Tampa, Fla. – The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) reached 150 supporters from the U.S. House of Representatives after the legislation was brought up earlier this month in the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee by the bill’s Republican sponsor, Representative Eric Paulsen. This recent action at the committee level, coupled with newly announced
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Generosity Allows the OAC to Award Six Additional Convention Scholarships Allowing 16 Individuals to Attend
in 2016 News Releases, News Releases on June 20, 2016

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is proud to announce that it has awarded 16 scholarships for individuals to attend the 2016 Your Weight Matters National Convention thanks to the generosity of its members. For 2016, the OAC set a goal to award 10 Convention Scholarships from the Convention Scholarship Fund which it
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Calls on TNT to Suspend Charles Barkley for Stigmatizing Comments Toward Individuals Affected by the Disease of Obesity
in 2016 News Releases, News Releases on May 3, 2016

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a more than 52,000 member-strong organization, is calling on TNT to suspend Charles Barkley for his latest weight bias-fueled comments made during a recent Inside the NBA broadcast on TNT. “Unfortunately, Mr. Barkley has once again taken the low road and targeted women in San Antonio for
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Register Now to Take Charge of Your Health at the 5th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention
in 2016 News Releases, News Releases on March 11, 2016

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention — the leading educational conference created to provide attendees with the RIGHT information about weight and health. This year’s Convention (YWM2016) is taking place August 25-28 in Washington, DC, and it’s an event that will inspire attendees to continue on their journey
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Welcomes Amber Huett-Garcia, MPA, as New Board Chairwoman for 2016
in 2016 News Releases, News Releases on January 12, 2016

Tampa, Fla. – The OAC is pleased to welcome Amber Huett-Garcia, MPA, as Chairwoman of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC). As a longtime supporter and advocate for the OAC, and a recipient of the 2014 OAC Chairman’s Award, Ms. Huett-Garcia has assisted greatly with the growth of the Coalition. Ms. Huett-Garcia is a six-year post-op
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