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OAC President and CEO Advocates for People with Obesity at Annual Meeting of the LA and MS Association of Health Plans
in OAC Blog on December 3, 2021

Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO, represented the voice of individuals affected by the disease of obesity by leading a panel discussion for more than 275 people at the recent annual meeting of the Louisiana and Mississippi Association of Health Plans. The LAHP & MAHP Annual Conference is the health insurance industry’s networking event of
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The OAC Welcomes Currax Pharmaceuticals to the OAC’s Chairman’s Council!
in OAC Blog on November 23, 2021

  The OAC is excited to have Currax Pharmaceuticals join the OAC Chairman’s Council at the Silver level. Currax Pharmaceuticals is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on enhancing the lives of patients by expanding access to life-changing medications that treat diseases such as obesity. The Currax portfolio includes CONTRAVE® (naltrexone HCl/bupropion HCl), the number one
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Check out OAC’s NEW Resource Library!
in OAC Blog on November 18, 2021

Have you heard? The OAC has a new educational resource tool to help you with your journey with weight and health! We are excited to unveil our brand new public resource, the OAC Resource Library! The library features a wealth of information on topics such as, nutrition strategies, the science of obesity, bariatric surgery, weight
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Be Kind, Be Part of the Solution to #StopWeightBias!
in OAC Blog on November 15, 2021

We rise by lifting others. No act of kindness, however small is ever wasted. The time is always right to do what is right. This season, choose to be kind, do what is right, and be part of the solution to #StopWeightBias. Check out our NEW Stop Weight Bias merchandise items! These seasonal items will
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ObesityWeek® 2021: The Power of Our Stories
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ObesityWeek® 2021, the preeminent international conference for obesity researchers and clinicians took place this past November 1-5 and featured the latest developments in evidence-based obesity science: cutting-edge basic and clinical research, state-of-the-art treatment and prevention, and the latest efforts in advocacy and public policy – all in a virtual conference format. OAC at ObesityWeek® 2021
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Your Voice Can Make A Difference! #StopWeightBias
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Obesity Action Coalition would like to thank our incredible members and supporters in Massachusetts who took action this week to #StopWeightBias by making weight-based discrimination illegal! The power of your voices could make MA only the second state with a law preventing such discrimination. Please stay tuned for updates about this important effort. We expect
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OAC Interviews Queen Latifah
in OAC Blog on November 8, 2021

 As part of our partnership with Novo Nordisk for their “It’s Bigger Than Me” Campaign, our President and CEO, Joe Nadglowski had the opportunity to interview Queen Latifah, Novo Nordisk’s official spokesperson for this campaign. Watch this special interview on our YouTube channel to learn more about “It’s Bigger Than Me,” why Queen Latifah
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OAC Meets With The White House
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On October 15th, OAC’s President and CEO Joe Nadglowski met with the White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC). He was joined by Hannah Martin from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Dr. Fatima Stanford from Harvard/Mass General. The OAC was asked to contribute to the conversation about efforts to expand providers under Medicare Part
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ATTENTION Massachusetts Residents! Urge Judiciary Committee Members to Timely Consider & Enact Legislation Making Weight-Based Discrimination Illegal!
in OAC Blog on November 5, 2021

On behalf of its 75,000 members, Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) applauds Massachusetts for its efforts to end weight bias! Senators Rausch and Khan have sponsored SB-1127, and Representatives Nguyen, Kearney, Sabadosa, Robinson, LeBoeuf, and Kilcoyne have sponsored HB-1822. With this legislation, Massachusetts has the opportunity to become only the second state in the U.S. to
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