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USA Today Releases Piece Mentioning Chairwoman, Patty Nece, JD and Vice President of Marketing and Communications, James Zervios
in News Releases, OAC Newsroom on March 9, 2021

USA Today recently published a piece titled, “‘Weight isn’t always within your control’: Why some states are prioritizing obesity patients for the COVID-19 vaccine.” This thought-provoking piece highlights why people with obesity are being prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine. The OAC’s Chairwoman, Patty Nece, JD, was quoted multiple times throughout the article as she expresses
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The OAC Supports Obesity Care Week’s World Obesity Day by Advocating to President Biden and Congress and Highlighting Activity with the Global Obesity Patient Alliance (GOPA)
in News Releases, OAC Newsroom on March 4, 2021

In recognition of World Obesity Day (March 4th, 2021), taking place during Obesity Care Week, the OAC and other health advocates from across the U.S. are sending unified letters to President Biden asking him to make the disease of obesity a priority in his administration. The letter not only sheds light on how obesity stigma
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The OAC Shows Support for OCW’s Access to Care Day by Promoting the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA)
in News Releases, OAC Newsroom on March 3, 2021

March 3rd – All insurance plans should include access to comprehensive obesity healthcare coverage that is not limited by size, weight or economic status. A lack of obesity healthcare negatively impacts the health and well-being of people with obesity. For this reason, we are excited to announce that The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA)
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The OAC Shows Support for Obesity Care Week’s Obesity Treatment and Prevention Day by Highlighting Helpful Resources and Creating Informative Video
in News Releases, OAC Newsroom on March 2, 2021

March 2nd – Obesity is a life-long disease needing comprehensive life-long healthcare. It’s important that everyone who is affected by obesity is given the option to receive fair and proper healthcare. There are healthcare providers who specialize in the treatment of obesity, obesity medicine specialists, that can provide patients with the tools and resources for long
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The OAC Highlights New Stop Weight Bias Campaign While Advocating for Obesity Care Week’s Weight Bias Day
in News Releases, OAC Newsroom on March 1, 2021

March 1st – Weight bias is negative attitudes, beliefs, judgments, stereotypes, and discriminatory acts aimed at individuals simply because of their weight. Bias can occur in all areas of life such as, school, healthcare, the workplace and even among family and friends. It also takes many forms – verbal, written, media, online and more. Weight
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in News Releases, OAC Newsroom on February 28, 2021

Tampa, Fla. – Sunday, February 28th, marks the beginning of Obesity Care Week (OCW) 2021, an awareness campaign week aimed at changing the way we care about obesity by providing science and clinically-based education on obesity and advocating for access to affordable and comprehensive care. OCW has always focused on taking action and educating people
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Join the OAC on Wednesday, February 17th For Our Monthly Broadcast: Dear Insurance Provider…Your Weight Bias is Showing!
in News Releases, OAC Newsroom on February 16, 2021

Have you ever struggled to receive obesity treatment, whether it was due to little or no insurance coverage or issues with an employer or healthcare provider? If not you, what about a family member, friend, or co-worker? This is a common issue for many people living with obesity because weight bias can be found all
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OAC Set to Take the Your Weight Matters Convention Virtual for 2021
in News Releases on February 12, 2021

Tampa, Fla. – Given the continued concern around the impact of Covid-19 and people with obesity, along with the uncertainties surrounding travel-related activities, we have made the prudent decision to once again go virtual for our 2021 National Convention. We will host this year’s meeting – YWM2021- VIRTUAL – July 17 – July 25. Our schedule will include
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Join the OAC on Wednesday, January 20th at 3:00 pm EST via Facebook LIVE for our first monthly broadcast of the new year: Taking Charge of 2021!
in 2021 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on January 19, 2021

The OAC is so excited to ring in the new year with an exciting new broadcast! This episode will set the stage for a year full of ACTION and show you some of the big projects that the OAC is working on in the background. We’ll also bring on former OAC National Board Member Holly
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