Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Redefines Education, Advocacy and Support with YWM2020 – VIRTUAL
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on July 29, 2020

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) redefined education, advocacy and support with a successful YWM2020 – VIRTUAL Convention. The OAC welcomed more than 2,000 individuals from 47 states and 59 countries and provided them with the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a one-of-a-kind educational experience supported by a strong and engaging community.
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The Massachusetts Coalition for Action on Obesity (MCAO) Welcomes OAC President and CEO, Joe Nadglowski, to Discuss the Impact of Weight Bias on People with Obesity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on July 16, 2020

Tampa, Fla. – On July 21st, The Massachusetts Coalition for Action on Obesity (MCAO) will welcome OAC President and CEO, Joe Nadglowski, to share insights on weight bias and its impact on people with obesity during COVID-19. Obesity is quickly becoming one of the top risk factors for severe complications from COVID-19. Unfortunately, research demonstrates
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Supports Senators Cassidy and Carper’s Calling on Medicare to Cover Obesity Treatments Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on July 9, 2020

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a more than 75,000 member-strong organization, strongly supports U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Thomas Carper (D-Del.) for urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover prescription drugs for obesity and expand coverage for Intensive Behavioral Therapy (IBT), which they say is “critical to our
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Top Health Experts From Around The Country Share Insights To Help People With Obesity During YWM2020 – VIRTUAL
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on July 8, 2020

Tampa, Fla. – As the country’s landscape of healthcare continues to change amidst Coronavirus, each day more and more information continues to develop around the connections between obesity and COVID-19. These changes present unique and new challenges for people affected by obesity. Starting July 11th, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a national non-profit organization with more
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Obesity Action Coalition’s Your Weight Matters Annual Convention Is Going Virtual For 2020!
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on May 20, 2020

Tampa, Fla. – The OAC is excited to announce that the Your Weight Matters Annual Convention is going virtual for 2020! This format gives us the opportunity to reach more individuals than ever that are seeking credible information about their weight and health. Starting Wednesday May 20th, online registration will open for the OAC’s most
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The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Joins the New Global Obesity Patient Alliance in an Effort to Change the World for People Living With Obesity
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on March 9, 2020

Tampa, FL. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a more than 75,000 member-strong non-profit organization focused on improving the lives for people with obesity, has officially joined the Global Obesity Patient Alliance (GOPA). Founded in 2019, GOPA’s mission is to ignite and inspire global change for people living with and affected by obesity through supporting
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The 6th Annual Obesity Care Week (OCW) Takes Aim at Important Issues Impacting People with Obesity and Celebrates World Obesity Day
in 2020 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on February 28, 2020

Tampa, Fla. – Sunday, March 1st, marks the beginning of Obesity Care Week 2020, an awareness campaign week aimed at changing the way we care about obesity by creating a society that understands, respects and accepts the complexities of obesity and values science-based care. With more than 93 million Americans affected by obesity and more
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Blaming Parents and Ignoring Biology in Childhood Obesity OAC Research Reveals Big Misunderstandings
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on November 5, 2019

Tampa, Fla. – Childhood obesity affects 13.7 million U.S. children and adolescents. A child that is affected by obesity is at risk for many additional diseases once only seen in adults, including high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Childhood obesity is a complex disease that has many causes. But new research from the Obesity
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Calls on Retailers to End the Sale of “Fat” Costumes
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on October 17, 2019

Tampa, Fla. – The OAC, a national non-profit organization with more than 65,000 members nationwide, is calling on retailers such as Target, Amazon, Spirit Halloween and others to end the sale of “fat” costumes. “When retailers sell ‘fat’ costumes, they promote weight bias and stigma. The sale of these costumes lets people think it is
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