Advocacy in Action on Capitol Hill - An important focus of the OAC is to support our members and others affected by obesity. With changes to healthcare on the horizon, OAC President and CEO Joe Nadglowski is working tirelessly to encourage legislation that includes coverage for medically-managed weight-loss options.
Joined by OAC members Brandon Williams, MD, FACS, and Wayne English, MD, FACS, the trio spent time visiting legislative offices on Capitol Hill to explain the upcoming challenges individuals will face in accessing obesity treatments in the Healthcare Exchange.
To read more about the OAC's latest advocacy efforts, click here.
OAC's Your Weight Matters Campaign
The OAC is proud to announce the re-launch of the Your Weight Matters Campaign, a national weight and health awareness initiative. The Campaign has set out on a mission to encourage all Americans to have the conversation of weight with their healthcare provider.
The re-launch comes with a brand new Your Weight Matters Toolkit which helps prepare individuals to talk to their healthcare provider about their weight. The Toolkit is also filled with information on weight and health, nutrition, emotional issues and weight, weight-loss options, benefits of weight-loss, and more! The Toolkit is a FREE, printed resource available to anyone who registers online to “Take the Your Weight Matters Campaign Challenge” of speaking with their healthcare provider about weight. Click here to "Take the Challenge" today!
New FREE Resource for Healthcare Professionals -
Working with the American College of Physicians (ACP), the OAC has created a new, FREE resource for healthcare professionals. “Excess Weight and Your Health—A Guide to Effective, Healthy Weight-Loss” is a DVD and guidebook including information on topics such as excess weight, obesity, risks of excess weight, nutrition, weight-loss options and more.
This resource is designed to make it easy for healthcare professionals to feature information on these weight-related topics in their practices. To read more about the new resource, click here.
106 Days Left Until #YWWM2013! -
The 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention is coming up quicker than you might expect! If you have not already done so, it’s time to register. The popular Lunch with the Experts sessions are filling-up, the hotel room block is more than 70 percent full, and registrations continue to come in every day.
If you want to know more about Convention or have not had the chance to view the Convention Invitational Video, click here. Don’t miss your chance to attend the premier educational event on weight and health! Click here to register today!