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BENEFITING: NAASO THE OBESITY SOCIETY INC

ORGANIZER: NAASO THE OBESITY SOCIETY INC

EVENT DATE: Oct 31, 2016

Pamela Davis

THE STORY:

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The Issue

Obesity and excess weight affect more than 70% of U.S. population and worldwide more than 1.9 billion people have obesity or overweight.

In 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) appropriately classified obesity as a complex disease influenced by physiological, psychological, environmental and genetic factors. Despite this classification, many still believe that obesity is solely a lifestyle choice.

For too long, obesity has been stigmatized, with bias against people affected by obesity holding back our progress in effectively treating the disease. 

While the AMA’s classification was a step in the right direction, there is still much more work to be done.

To fight the obesity epidemic in the United States, we must treat obesity as a serious and complex disease.

 

Our Mission

National Obesity Care Week is the only awareness week dedicated to obesity care and treatment. Our mission is to ignite a national movement with a united focus to ensure anyone affected by the disease of obesity receives respectful and comprehensive care. NOCW was founded by The Obesity Society, Obesity Action Coalition, Strategies to Overcome and Prevent Obesity Alliance and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery to advance quality obesity care.

 

Our Goals

Through the collective efforts of all who support this Campaign, we can make a difference by:

• Generating broad awareness of the complexity of obesity as a disease, and reinforcing the tremendous unmet needs among those who struggle

• Sensitizing people to the role bias plays in preventing access to respectful, adequate medical care

• Educating about effective obesity management strategies across the continuum of learning—from students to established healthcare professionals

• Encouraging use of resources and tools to improve patients’ understanding of the full range of treatment options

• Increasing comfort level in discussing and/or treating obesity in the medical setting

We urge you to join us to Change the Way We Care for those affected by obesity.

Visit www.obesitycareweek.org for more information and follow on social media (@obesitycareweek).

The Team: $275 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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NAASO THE OBESITY SOCIETY INC

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The ASMBS

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Mollie Turner

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