Obesity is defined as a disease. Today obesity is one of the major cost drivers to our health care system, linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. There is ever-increasing medical evidence to support broader access to both evidence-based prevention programs in the community and active medical treatment of obesity. But proper care and treatment of obesity faces challenges in the form of perception, stigma, bias, and roadblocks to accessing treatment, therapies, and care that can help patients. This forum, sponsored by Novo Nordisk, will address these issues and more.