The Fight For Visibility: Courtney Gilbert’s Story
in OAC Blog on May 28, 2024

For Courtney Gilbert, a dedicated member of the Obesity Action Coalition, obesity has been a significant part of her life for as long as she can remember. Throughout her life, she has navigated the physical, emotional and social impacts of her weight, witnessing the struggles of her family and friends as well. Despite enduring relentless
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Obesity and Women’s Health: How to Break the Barriers
in OAC Blog on May 3, 2024

To kick off Women’s Health Month, OAC’s own Director of Policy Strategy and Alliances Tracy Zvenyach, PhD, MS, RN, and Immediate-past Chair Patty Nece, JD, participated in Exploring Obesity’s Impact on Women and Policy’s Role in Improving Outcomes, an insightful panel discussion hosted by Society for Women’s Health Research. The discussion focused on understanding and
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Mary’s Story: Asking for Help and Discovering My Voice
in Education, OAC Blog on November 17, 2023

Meet Mary Tripp, a long-time member of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) who stands out not only for her passion for advocacy but also for her creativity that lights up OAC Conventions. Mary’s journey with obesity started early, exposing her to challenges with weight and stigma since childhood. Through ups and downs, she found acceptance
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