Official blog of the Obesity Action Coalition

OAC Blog

ARPA-H: Aiming for Breakthroughs in Obesity Science
in OAC Blog on March 21, 2022

“Focusing on cancer, focusing on obesity, focusing on diabetes, a whole range of diseases … We’re going to make significant breakthroughs.” This in a nutshell is the aspiration for ARPA-H, as voiced by President Joe Biden. It is a new agency with a billion dollars of funding for the next three years, passed in a
Read Article

Obesity Care Week 2022 Starts TODAY!
in Education, Events, OAC Blog on February 27, 2022

Obesity Care Week 2022 – Now is the Time to ACT! – Set to Highlight the Importance of Changing the Way We Care about Obesity Today, Sunday, February 27th, marks the beginning of Obesity Care Week (OCW) 2022, a national awareness campaign aimed at changing the way we care about obesity by providing science-based education
Read Article

Rhythm Renews Membership on OAC’s Chairman’s Council
in OAC Blog on February 7, 2022

The OAC is proud to share that Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, one of our long-time supporters and partners in research and advocacy, has renewed their membership on OAC’s Chairman’s Council at the Silver Level. Rhythm is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to changing how rare genetic diseases of obesity are diagnosed and treated. The company is also leading
Read Article

OAC Releases 2022 Convention Details
in OAC Blog on January 26, 2022

For 10 years, OAC’s Your Weight Matters Convention has transformed lives as the nation’s leading conference dedicated to bringing together individuals concerned about their weight and health. From our top-notch, science-based education to our powerful Community of support, our Convention is a highly anticipated, must-attend OAC event! Expanding Our Reach and Convention Events While the
Read Article

OAC Surpasses 2021 Year-end Fundraising Goal!
in OAC Blog on January 7, 2022

In 2021, we set a year-end goal to raise $10,000 to help support our ever-expanding education, advocacy and support programs, funds that empower us to make 2022 the most impactful year we’ve ever had. We’re happy to report that, with the support of our tireless Community, we CRUSHED our fundraising goal by more than $1,500!
Read Article

TROA Update: Closing out 2021 and Looking ahead to 2022
in OAC Blog on January 5, 2022

Obesity Action Coalition began its end of year push to secure additional cosponsors for the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) in November. Since Thanksgiving, we have picked up 24 additional cosponsors in the House bringing the total to 125, and one in the Senate bringing the total to 17. An important part of this
Read Article

OAC Releases Update on YWM2022 National Convention
in OAC Blog on December 16, 2021

We are excited to share with you a glimpse of the plans being laid for the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) 2022 Your Weight Matters Convention. The OAC is happy to report that our Convention Committees are already hard at work and actively meeting to plan next year’s Convention with many new exciting developments. While we
Read Article

OAC Representatives Advocate for MA Bill HB 1198
in OAC Blog on December 9, 2021

OAC National Board Members Melinda Watman, BSN, MSN, CNM, MBA; and Angela Fitch, MD, joined OAC President Joe Nadglowski in addressing the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Financial Services to support passage of House Bill 1198 This legislation, which has been introduced by Representative Jon Santiago (D-MA-9), would effectively provide parity in coverage for obesity treatment
Read Article