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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OBESITY CARE WEEK 2021 AIMS TO CHANGE THE WAY WE CARE ABOUT OBESITY THROUGH AWARENESS AND ACTION
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, Dec. 16th at 3:00 pm EST via Facebook LIVE for our 3rd broadcast: OAC’s Holiday Special – Reflecting Back, Looking Forward!
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on December 7, 2020

Join us for our upcoming December episode of the OAC’S monthly broadcast: OAC’s Holiday Special – Reflecting Back, Looking Forward! In this episode, we’ll be celebrating the holiday season, looking back at the OAC in 2020, and turning our eyes on what’s to come in 2021. Here’s what else you can expect from this episode:
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Novo Nordisk and The Creative Coalition Produce a Powerful COVID-19 and Obesity PSA Featuring OAC as Top Patient Resource
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on September 29, 2020

The Creative Coalition (a group of actors, writers, directs and designers) and Novo Nordisk are encouraging people to get to know the facts about COVID-19 and its impact on people living with obesity. The Creative Coalition and Novo Nordisk are featuring the OAC as the top patient resource and encouraging everyone to use OAC resources
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OAC’s Vice-Chair, Patty Neece, Comments on how COVID-19 affects People with Obesity
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on September 23, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, it was unknown that obesity would be a major risk factor for the illness. It wasn’t until recently that dozens of studies began reporting that many of the sickest COVID-19 patients have been people with obesity. For people with obesity, the extra risk adds a psychological burden, says Patty
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The OAC Encourages Taking Action and Showing Support for the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA)
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on September 9, 2020

The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) is a bipartisan bill that will give Medicare-eligible Americans greater access to obesity healthcare services, treatments and providers. Currently, this bill has Congressional support from 185 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and has yet to come up for a committee or floor vote since
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