In this Advocacy Town Hall, Obesity Action Coalition’s CEO & President Joe Nadglowski presented key information on each of its advocacy focus areas to set the foundation for your advocacy efforts at the federal and state levels. Watch to learn about OAC’s advocacy priorities, including The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act, Medicare, Federal Employees, Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, State Employees, Essential Benefits, Anti-Discrimination Laws and Weight Bias.
Advocacy requires shifting the balance of power to make needed change. Who can give us what we want? What is the government’s role in healthcare? How can we convince them to act? Watch the Town Hall event to learn about OAC’s advocacy targets and how you can influence them to make obesity care a priority.
Communication is the cornerstone of successful advocacy, and OAC will discuss the many avenues that advocates can use to ensure that your personal story and experience is impactful and your voice is heard. Join this session to learn more about best practices in communicating as an OAC advocate.
From apathy to canceled meetings… from combating misinformation to answering tough questions. During this session, OAC will walk through common hurdles that you might face and how to overcome them with meaningful and persuasive advocacy strategies. Join this session and be ready to overcome any challenge that you may face as you advocate for stopping weight bias and expanding access to care.
You are an advocate and now is the time to put your skills to use! Learn how to use your new advocacy skills to influence decisions being made about obesity. Join this session to take an in-depth look at what next year might bring and get ideas for the next step in your advocacy journey.