The Obesity Epidemic: The Lack of Access to Care and Treatment

March 4, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Add to Calendar 3/4/2021 12:00:00 PM 3/4/2021 1:00:00 PM The Obesity Epidemic: The Lack of Access to Care and Treatment

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. 

Webinar, click "live-stream" button to view

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. 

Chair, Coalition for Action on Obesity (Massachusetts)
• Chair, Coalition for Action on Obesity (Massachusetts) • Board of Directors, Obesity Action Coalition • President & Founder THE F WORD FAT • Providing science and clinically-based education on obesity • Advocating for access to affordable and comprehensive care

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