OAC Community Perspectives: Breaking Barriers and Championing Change with Jordan Waters

Summer is the Season for Advocacy!
in OAC Blog on July 3, 2024

By Sarah Bramblette During the summer months, the weather is warmer, and the days are longer. There are many reasons to love the summer season, including the additional opportunities to make a difference in your community! Did you know that the summer season is the ideal time to meet your members of Congress without having
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Your Weight Matters Regional: Coming to a City Near You!
in Events, OAC Blog on July 2, 2024

The Obesity Action Coalition is proud to present Your Weight Matters Regional – our series of free weight and health events across the United States! Your Weight Matters Regional covers a wide range of topics, from weight management to nutrition and mental health, and expert speakers provide valuable insights and science-based strategies to help guide
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Obesity Action Coalition Applauds the House Ways and Means Committee for Advancing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act
in 2024 New Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on June 27, 2024

Tampa, Fla., June 27, 2024 – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) applauds the House Ways and Means Committee for favorably reporting an amended version of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act with a strong bipartisan vote of 36-4. This significant milestone reflects a commitment from key lawmakers in the House to expand access to obesity
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Keeping Focus through Faith: Cecilia Jackson’s Story
in OAC Blog on June 24, 2024

In a world that often stigmatizes and misunderstands obesity, we must create spaces where people can feel safe regardless of where they are in their journey with their disease. On the other side of shame, blame and guilt, there exists a supportive, nurturing network of individuals willing to be vulnerable alongside others through their health
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A Patient’s Transformation and the Impact on Multiple Organ Systems: OAC Attends ASMBS’ 40th Annual Meeting
in OAC Blog on June 23, 2024

The 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), held at the San Diego Convention Center from June 9th to 13th, 2024, is the largest gathering of surgeons and integrated health professionals in metabolic and bariatric surgery. This year’s theme, “The MBS (Metabolic Bariatric Surgery) Butterfly Effect: A Patient’s Transformation
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Welcome, Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to the Obesity Action Coalition’s Chairman’s Council!
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on June 12, 2024

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is pleased to share that Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has joined OAC’s Chairman’s Council at the Bronze level! Thank you for committing to supporting and championing the OAC’s mission. About Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company pursuing novel therapeutics for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a liver disease with
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What the OAC Community Means to Me: Debe’s Story
in OAC Blog on June 6, 2024

Meet Debe, a long-time member of the OAC Community! Today, we’re excited to share her story and journey with the OAC Community. Debe’s story is one of commitment, growth, and the profound impact of being part of a supportive community dedicated to health and well-being. Seeking Connection, Inspiration and Support When Debe first discovered the
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Obesity Action Coalition and STOP Obesity Alliance Collaborate on new Medicaid Obesity Treatment Coverage Research
in 2024 New Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on June 3, 2024

Tampa, Fla., June 3, 2024—The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and the STOP Obesity Alliance are proud to announce the release of the “Medicaid Obesity Treatment Coverage Study.” This study is the first to analyze and investigate levels of state Medicaid coverage for obesity treatment options, beyond whether a benefit was covered or not. Healthcare plans
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What the OAC Community Means to Me: Kevin’s Story
in OAC Blog on May 30, 2024

Kevin’s journey with OAC Community+ has been both enriching and transformative. As a dedicated OAC Member, Kevin has found immense value in the resources and support offered by this vibrant community. Here’s why Kevin loves being a part of OAC Community+ and why you might want to join, too! The Power of Connection Kevin joined
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