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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50+ Patient & Provider Groups Urge the Biden Administration to Provide Comprehensive Care for Obesity
in 2024 New Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on May 28, 2024

Tampa, FL, May 28, 2024 – This week, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), along with 57 other organizations, delivered a letter to the Biden Administration to call on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide access to comprehensive obesity care. The letter to
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Releases Statement on Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Update to Wegovy® Label
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on March 8, 2024

The anti-obesity medication Wegovy® has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cardiovascular risk reduction in people with overweight or obesity and an established cardiovascular disease. The approval is based on the SELECT cardiovascular outcomes trial, which demonstrated that Wegovy® statistically significantly reduced the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events. Obesity
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Obesity Care Week 2024: 10 Years of Changing the Way We Care About Obesity
in 2024 New Releases, Events, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on March 4, 2024

  Tampa, Fla. – Today, Monday, March 4, marks the beginning of the 10th annual Obesity Care Week, a five-day public awareness campaign aiming to change the way we care by creating a society that understands, respects and accepts the complexities of the disease of obesity and prioritizes accessible, science-based treatment. With more than 130
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Mobilizes Advocates on Capitol Hill to Mark the Start of Obesity Care Week 2024
in News Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on March 1, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC — To kick off Obesity Care Week 2024, more than 60 advocates with the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) will gather on Capitol Hill to meet with more than 70 legislators to express the importance of expanding access to obesity care by urging legislators to co-sponsor the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA). Obesity
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New Research From the Obesity Action Coalition Shows That Explicit Weight Bias May Be Declining in the U.S. but Not in the U.K.
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on September 1, 2020

Tampa, Fla. – Weight bias has harmed people with obesity for decades throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. But new research from the Obesity Action Coalition suggests that explicit weight bias may be declining in the U.S. Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, weight bias expert and OAC National Board member, presented these new insights
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