In order to achieve equity with regards to consideration for obesity as a chronic disease and associated coverage of treatment, advocacy is crucial. Concerted advocacy efforts at the national, state, and local levels will help persons who struggle with obesity achieve the coverage they need. In addition to efforts that are being made on behalf of patients with obesity, patients with obesity or a history of obesity are critical elements to capture the voice of the daily struggles they face with regards to treatment and weight bias and stigma.
John D Scott, MD
What advocacy efforts are taking place at the national level for obesity?
Theodore Kyle, RPh MBA
What advocacy efforts are taking place at the state level for obesity?
Michael V Seger, MD
What advocacy efforts are taking place at the patient level for obesity
Patricia Nece, JD
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