Resources for Healthcare Professionals

The Your Weight Matters Campaign is targeted at individuals affected by excess weight and obesity, but we know how important it is for healthcare professionals to be actively involved in the conversation about weight and health.

Below are some resources provided by the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and the OAC’s partner organizations to help you get started:

Your Weight Matters Campaign Poster

The Your Weight Matters Campaign Poster poses the question of “Is your weight impacting your health?” to patients, features a body mass index (BMI) chart and most importantly encourages individuals to take the Your Weight Matters Campaign challenge and have the conversation of weight with their healthcare provider.

Your Weight Matters poster


Join the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)

The OAC was formed to unify the voice of the individual affected by obesity. Before the OAC’s existence, there was not an organization that brought together individuals with obesity and/or concerned with the cause, despite the fact that obesity is one of the fastest growing epidemics of our time.

Today, the OAC is proud to stand as the nation’s leading National non-profit organization, with a growing membership of more than 58,000, whose sole focus is to help individuals with obesity through education, advocacy and support.

The OAC’s membership is comprised of a diverse group of individuals and organizations who share a common goal to effect change when it comes to obesity. Whether it’s working to improve access to obesity treatments, getting the needed education about obesity out to those who need it or working to eliminate weight bias and discrimination, OAC members are passionate advocates for the cause and for the 93 million individuals affected.



weightbiasinhcOther Resources Provided by the OAC:

Weight Bias in Healthcare – A Guide for Healthcare Providers Working with Individuals Affected by Obesity