Treating obesity requires a team effort; the following organizations are working hard to enact real change.
Your role in helping patients with obesity makes a difference
HCPs have traditionally been called upon to advocate on behalf of their patients in need. When it comes to obesity, advocacy needs to go beyond a patient visit. You can help influence policy for health care improvements.
The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA)
In response to the growing epidemic of obesity, this important bill has the bipartisan support of more than 150 House and Senate cosponsors. It aims to provide Medicare beneficiaries with meaningful tools to reduce obesity by improving access to weight-management counseling and new prescription medications for chronic weight management.
We’re doing our part
With strong expertise in chronic disease, including obesity, Novo Nordisk is proud to be a founding partner of National Obesity Care Week, an annual national public awareness and education initiative.
Support for people with obesity
Obesity is a serious, progressive disease that requires long-term management and is recognized as a chronic disease by leading organizations. Despite this, many people with obesity still lack the support they need to manage their weight. Health care professionals can play a critical role by partnering with their patients to develop comprehensive and individualized approaches to weight loss and weight management.
What you can do
There are many ways to get involved as an individual to educate, support, and advocate for individuals affected by obesity:
You can contact the Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN) to advocate for individual patients, reach out to legislators, understand current policy, and more.
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