Thank you for Pledging to Use People-First Language and Imagery!

Using People-First Language and Imagery will help improve medical care for your patients with obesity and help to end weight bias.

People-First Language

Weight bias in healthcare guide

A guide for healthcare providers working with individuals affected by obesity that discusses how weight bias affects healthcare, identifying your own biases and examples of People-First Language in a healthcare setting.

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Bias-Free Imagery

Bias-free imagery

Individuals affected by obesity are often portrayed in a negative light, with photos focused on uncontrolled eating, headless men and women, shots zoomed in on body parts and other common practices perpetuating weight bias and stigma. In an effort to combat weight bias, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has created a FREE non-commercial stock image gallery for you to use.

Access the Image Gallery