TAMPA, Fla., February 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – On Sunday, February 28, Obesity Care Week (OCW) 2021 begins, a week of awareness campaign aimed at changing the way we care for obesity by using science and provide clinically sound education about obesity and advocate access to obesity with affordable and comprehensive care.
OCW has always focused on taking action and educating people about obesity. This year, OCW will encourage individuals to take action on three key issues:
- Improve access to obesity care under Medicare through the adoption or administrative implementation of the provisions of the Obesity Treatment and Reduction Act
- Raising the president’s awareness of obesity Joe Bidens administration
- Humanization of the matter through OCW’s “I Care”. Day
“OCW is a very important week for many reasons, but it is especially important if we continue to fight the COVID-19 epidemic. We believe that obesity, especially in the presence of COVID-19, needs to be both prevented and treated Currently living with obesity or at risk of developing obesity and willing to care about their health, access to prevention and treatment options should be expanded, “said Joe Nadglowski, President and CEO of the Coalition of Obesity Action (OAC ).
During the week, the OAC, a national non-profit organization with more than 75,000 members, will also use its newest communications platform, OAC TV, to broadcast special segments on topics such as Obesity Prevention and Treatment, World Obesity Day. “Child Obesity” and more. A full list of the planned segments can be found at www.obesityaction.org/news/news-releases/.
“This is a crucial time for people with obesity. Access to safe and effective obesity treatment services is long overdue. We hope that our main goals will hear our voices and join us in taking action to make the lives of people with obesity better.” improve. “said Patricia Nece, JD, OAC Chair.
With more than 93 million Americans affected by obesity, including 50% of non-Hispanic Black Americans and 4 in 5 women of color, and more than 650 million worldwide, OCW is creating the conditions around the world to create awareness about important issues that affect the world Affected by and by those who care about the disease of obesity.
“It is time to talk about obesity as the serious health problem. We all play important roles in different industries and sectors to drive meaningful change,” he said Doug Langa, Executive Vice President, Head of North America Operations and President of Novo Nordisk Inc. “Obesity remains a significant social stigma, even though health care differences and underlying biology play a large role in the disease and its comorbidities. This gateway Disease is tied to at least 60 other health conditions and requires access to comprehensive care. We are proud to support Obesity Care Week as we continue our long-term commitment to partnering with the community to remove barriers to obesity. Dismantle supply. “
OCW2021 would not have been possible without the support of our official OCW partners. OCW would like to recognize all valuable partners of the OCW 2021: Platinum – Novo Nordisk; Bronze – Medtronic; Patron – Eli Lilly, Ethicon; Supporters – Bariatric Advantage, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celebrate, Currax Pharmaceuticals, and Hitachi.
OCW2021 is very fortunate to be present in more than 60 countries worldwide and is supported by more than 79 champion organizations: Founding Champions – The Obesity Coalition of Action (OAC), The Obesity Society (TOS), The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) and the Strategies for Overcoming and Preventing (STOP) the Obesity Alliance. Other champions are: – A Step Towards Community Health, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Amanda Velazquez, MD, American Academy of PAs, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Alliance for Healthy Sleep, American Association of Nurses, American College of Physicians, American College of Preventive Medicine, American Medical Group Association, American Women’s Medical Association, American Parental and Enteral Nutrition Society (ASPEN), Baraitric Weight Loss Family, Baylor Scott and White Medical Center – Temple, BMI of Texas, Black Health, Health Group, Cardiometabloic Health Congress, Center for Patient Advocates (CPALs), Center for Child Diagnostics and Treatment, Citizens Bariatric Center, ConscienHealth, Dallas Obesity Society, Downingtown Nutrition, Dr. Neil Floch, Dr. Patel, Dr. Rachel Goldman, ECPO, European Association for the Study of Obesity, European Childhood Obesity Group, Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio, Global Liver Institute, Global Alliance for Obesity Patients, GOM INC, Hamza Nutri Care Healthcare Leadership Council, Healthy Longobards, IFSO, Jersey Medical Weight Loss, Kiran Hospital, LULAC, MedTech Coalition for Metabolic Health, NASH Allianz, National Health Group, National Weight and Wellness Center, NEHI, New York Institute of Technology – College of Osteopathic Medicine, OCEANS, Obesity Canada, Obesity Advocacy Network, Obesity Engagement Network (OPEN), Obesity Research Institute, Osteoarthritis Action Alliance, Pas in Obesity Medicine, PRIA, Cardiovascular Health, and Weight Loss Wellness with Radiant Health Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Health america!, Servicio de Nutricion del Centenario Hospital Miguel Hidalgo, Behavioral Medicine Society, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Society, South New Hampshire Health, AIDS Institute, Better Weight Center, College of Contemporary Health, Endocrine Society, Gerontological Society of America, the Health Council, The Chronic Disease Fight Partnership, TOPS Club, Inc., Trust for America’s Health, Valley Diabetes and Obesity, and World Obesity Federation.
“We are very grateful for the support of all of our partners and champions. It will take global efforts to effectively combat the disease of obesity. Without our partners and champions, OCW would not be possible,” said Nadglowski.
To learn more about OCW2021 and to sign up for OCW2021 notifications, please visit www.ObesityCareWeek.org and help change the way we care today!
OCW’s mission is to promote a science-based understanding of obesity and widespread access to respectful, comprehensive, and appropriate care.
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SOURCE Obesity Action Coalition