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Published on August 8, 2007

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Obesity Action Coalition:  Obesity Action Coalition Obesity Facts and Figures:  Obesity Facts and Figures More than 93 million Americans are obese. In five years, the number of obese individuals is predicted to climb to 120 million. 70 percent of diabetes risk in the U.S. can be attributed to obesity. Obesity Action Coalition Obesity Facts and Figures Who We Are:  Who We Are The Obesity Action Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and advocating for those affected by obesity. Obesity Action Coalition Who We Are The OAC Mission:  The OAC Mission To elevate and empower those affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support. Obesity Action Coalition The OAC Mission: OAC Activities:  OAC Activities Obesity Action Coalition Our Activities Educate patients, family members and the public Help patients gain access to medical treatment Advocate for safe and effective treatments Strive to eliminate the negative stigma associated with obesity Empower obese individuals to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others Patient Advocacy:  Patient Advocacy Obesity Action Coalition Patient Advocacy The OAC was created to fill the patient advocacy gap. By building a nationwide network, the OAC empowers patients to be advocates for change. Initial efforts of the OAC will focus on access to care issues. The OAC believes those who need access to and insurance coverage for obesity management services, including bariatric surgery should not be denied. OAC Programs:  OAC Programs Obesity Action Coalition Our Programs The OAC engages in a variety of educational and supportive programs designed for those affected by obesity. The programs offered help patients learn more about their disease and encourages them to become active participants in planning and managing their treatment. In addition, our advocacy programs encourage and train patients to become effective advocates. OAC Resources:  OAC Resources Obesity Action Coalition OAC Resources The OAC Web site, www.obesityaction.org, features both education and advocacy resources. Obesity Action Alert, OAC’s free monthly E-newsletter, features current obesity news, advocacy issues and OAC news. OAC News, OAC’s quarterly educational and advocacy newsletter, features patient profiles, articles by professionals, nutritional information, advocacy tips and more. OAC Web site:  OAC Web site The OAC Web site, offers visitors a user-friendly format with educational information on topics, such as obesity, morbid obesity, treatment options and much more! In addition, the OAC Web site offers an 'Advocacy' section and a 'Patient Profile' section where viewers can read stories from patients and submit a story of their own. Obesity Action Coalition OAC Web Site OAC Web site Home Page:  OAC Web site Home Page OAC Web site:  OAC Web site Each section of the OAC Web site offers something unique to the visitor. From tips to writing your state representative to facts about morbid obesity, the OAC Web site is a resourceful tool for all. Visit today! Obesity Action Coalition OAC Web Site Obesity Action Alert:  Obesity Action Alert Obesity Action Alert is a free E-newsletter distributed on the first of each month. The newsletter provides readers with the most current information in the obesity community and the latest OAC news. To sign up for Obesity Action Alert, please visit the OAC Web site or e-mail info@obesityaction.org. Obesity Action Coalition Obesity Action Alert OAC News:  OAC News OAC News, published quarterly, is an educational and advocacy newsletter. Each issue includes a cover story, nutrition corner, 'Health Q andamp; A' section, advocacy news and information, inspirational patient profiles, an article on one of the many obesity-related conditions, OAC news and much more! Obesity Action Coalition OAC News OAC Advocacy Resources:  OAC Advocacy Resources Obesity Action Coalition OAC Advocacy Resources The OAC is excited to provide you with a helpful tool on how to voice your opinion. Your Voice Makes A Difference. A Guide On How You Can Help Fellow Patients Affected By Obesity is the perfect tool to get you started. Pick up a copy today! Raise Your Voice!:  Raise Your Voice! Obesity Action Coalition Raise Your Voice! The OAC proudly announces its national membership campaign, 'Raise Your Voice.' Designed to enhance the voice of those affected by obesity, the campaign seeks to build a coalition of patients, family members and professionals to proactively get involved. OAC Membership:  OAC Membership Obesity Action Coalition OAC Membership Patient/Family Member: $20 Allied Health Professional Member: $50 Physician Member: $100 Surgeon Member: $150 Institutional Member: $500 OAC Chairman’s Council: $1,000 and up Share Your Story Today!:  Share Your Story Today! Obesity Action Coalition Share Your Story Today! Do you, or someone you know, have an inspiring and/or interesting story to tell about obesity or morbid obesity? If you have been positively or negatively affected by obesity, please e-mail your contact information to info@obesityaction.org. The OAC encourages personal submissions. How You Can Help:  How You Can Help Obesity Action Coalition How You Can Help Join the OAC Explain the importance of patient advocacy to fellow staff and patients, and encourage them to join Volunteer to write for one of the OAC’s publications Post the 'Raise Your Voice' flyer Contact the OAC:  Contact the OAC Obesity Action Coalition Contact the OAC Obesity Action Coalition 4511 North Himes Ave., Suite 250 Tampa, Florida 33614 (800) 717-3117 Fax: (813) 873-7838 www.obesityaction.org info@obesityaction.org

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