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Patient Advocacy

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.

Patient Advocacy

HCPs have traditionally been called upon to advocate on behalf of their patients in need. It requires more than that—it requires working to address the root causes of the problems patients face, by influencing 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.

Novo Nordisk is 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.

Support for people with obesity

Obesity is a serious, progressive disease which 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.

Obesity Care Advocacy Network

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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