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Empowering Patients and Changing Obesity Care Policy
in Events, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on February 19, 2023

An Interview with Chris Gallagher, OAC’s Policy Consultant For Chris Gallagher, advocating for people affected by obesity is a full-time job. He spends his workdays meeting with government officials in Washington, DC., educating policymakers, and advocating to improve the way society understands and treats obesity. As a policy consultant for the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC),
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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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OAC Members in Connecticut Urge State Representatives to Expand Access to Care
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on February 16, 2023

This week, OAC Members living in Connecticut took #OACAction by urging state representatives to support Senate Bill (SB) 977 and (SB) 976, which would require broader health insurance coverage for bariatric and metabolic surgery and FDA-approved anti-obesity medications (AOMs). So far, OAC Members have sent nearly two thousand letters calling on key leaders in Connecticut
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The Winter 2023 Issue of OAC’s Weight Matters Magazine is Available to Download!
in Education, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on February 14, 2023

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is proud to present our most popular resource: Weight Matters Magazine. One of the most celebrated benefits of OAC’s Premium Access Membership add-on, this quarterly publication offers a variety of articles designed to educate readers on all topics concerning weight and health. Delivered directly to your mailbox four times a
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Pfizer Renews Support for OAC on Chairman’s Council
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on February 12, 2023

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is pleased to share that Pfizer has renewed their support of the organization on OAC’s Chairman’s Council at the Gold level! Thank you, Pfizer, for making the commitment to support and champion the OAC’s mission. About Pfizer: Breakthroughs that Change Patients’ Lives “At Pfizer, we apply science and our global
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Registration for YWM2023-Virtual Opens March 17th!
in Education, Events, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on February 6, 2023

  Get ready because registration for the Obesity Action Coalition’s PREMIER weight and health conference, YWM2023-Virtual, OPENS March 17th! Join us April 29th – 30th to take part in a weekend packed with education and connection opportunities! YWM2023-Virtual offers multiple registration options to meet all needs, including a FREE option. YWM2023-Virtual will take place on
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Country’s Leading Obesity Care Organizations Develop Consensus Statement on Obesity
in Education, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on January 31, 2023

  ROCKVILLE, Md.—Six U.S. organizations dedicated to the prevention and treatment of obesity collaborated to develop a consensus statement on obesity, a complex, chronic disease that impacts nearly 42% of adults and 19% of children and adolescents. This unified effort aims to address the various roadblocks that the organizations face when addressing efforts to improve
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Obesity-focused Organizations Issue Statement in Support of New AAP Clinical Guideline on Childhood Obesity
in Education, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on January 24, 2023

ROCKVILLE, Md and TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 13, 2023 — The Obesity Society (TOS) and Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) have collaborated to issue a statement on the new Clinical Guideline for Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Obesity published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). On Jan. 9, 2023, AAP published its first
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