Obesity Action Coalition Inc

The OAC is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by the disease of obesity.

aka OAC   |   Tampa, FL   |  www.obesityaction.org

Mission

The mission of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is to elevate and empower individuals affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is a nearly 50,000 member-strong 501(c)(3) National non-profit organization dedicated to giving a voice to the individual affected by the disease of obesity and helping individuals along their journey toward better health through education, advocacy and support. Our core focuses are to raise awareness and improve access to the prevention and treatment of obesity, provide evidence-based education on obesity and its treatments, fight to eliminate weight bias and discrimination, elevate the conversation of weight and its impact on health and offer a community of support for the individual affected.

Ruling year info

2006

President and CEO

Mr. Joseph Nadglowski, Jr.

Main address

4511 North Himes Ave Ste 250

Tampa, FL 33614 USA

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EIN

20-1953508

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines N.E.C. (G99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Obesity impacts one in four Americans. It is estimated that more than 93 million Americans have obesity, with that number predicted to rise to 120 million in the next five years. The numbers affected by obesity are staggering. As such, the OAC works to focus national attention on obesity as a disease, its treatments and its impact on society.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Educational Brochures, Posters and Magazines

Education

One of the main functions that the OAC serves in the healthcare community and the general public is to educate all on the disease of obesity, severe obesity, childhood obesity and obesity-related co-morbid conditions. The OAC accomplishes this function by providing well-balanced educational materials such as the following:

General OAC Materials
- OAC Postcard
- Weight Matters Magazine
- Living Well Guide

Understanding Obesity Series
- Understanding Obesity and Severe Obesity Brochure
- Understanding Childhood Obesity Brochure
- Understanding Your Weight-loss Options Brochure

Weight Bias and Stigma Resources
- Weight Bias in Healthcare (Guide)
- Weight Bias in the Workplace (Guide)
- Understanding Obesity Stigma Brochure

Understanding Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
- Understanding Excess Weight and Type 2 Diabetes Brochure
- Understanding Prediabetes and Excess Weight Brochure
- A Brochure for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

Posters
- Your Weight Matters Poster
- Understanding Childhood Obesity Poster

Folletos en Español
- Understanding Obesity Brochure (Spanish)
- Understanding Severe Obesity Brochure (Spanish)

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Health
Adults

Educational Campaign focused on encouraging individuals to engage their healthcare professionals about how their weight may be impacting their health. Features an educational web site, tool kit and other resources to help individuals engage their healthcare provider

Population(s) Served

Your Weight Matters Convention & EXPO is a one-of-a-kind, educational event that offers individuals the opportunity to invest in their health and get the tools you need to manage their weight and health. This national meeting, proudly presented by the Obesity Action Coalition, is designed to bring together all individuals who struggle or are concerned with weight-related issues and provide them science-based education, practical tips and support to manage their journey with weight.

Your Weight Matters Convention & EXPO offers:
- More than 50 unique educational topics geared toward weight management
- An EXPO Hall with more than 30 unique vendors from the industry
- An energizing exercise program for all skill and fitness levels
- The opportunity to engage with experts one-on-one
- Opportunities to learn, connect and engage
- The chance to earn CE Credits if you’re a health professional

Population(s) Served
Adults
Health

ObesityCareProviders.com, powered by the OAC, is a user-friendly healthcare provider locator designed for people searching for qualified specialists such as medical doctors, bariatric surgeons, registered dietitians, nurse practitioners and more.

Along with the ability to search by zip code and specialty for qualified healthcare providers, the website also features resources on what to look for in a healthcare provider, how to prepare for an appointment and ways to find support. The OAC’s locator is a wealth of U.S. providers who belong to major health organizations such as the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), The Obesity Society (TOS), the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and including providers certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM).

Population(s) Served

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has launched a national public awareness campaign, titled “Stop Weight Bias” in an effort to raise awareness about the negative impact of weight bias from childhood to adulthood and highlight the areas of life where people affected by obesity face weight bias the most, such as healthcare, employment, education, in the media and more.

The Stop Weight Bias Campaign is committed to raising awareness, putting a stop to weight bias and pushing equality forward. An essential area of focus for the campaign is on weight bias in racial and ethnic groups. In OAC’s online survey, 32% of Latinos/Hispanics said they experienced weight bias in employment and 29% of blacks/African Americans said they experienced weight bias in healthcare.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Health
Adults
Children and youth
Health
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The OAC aims to educate patients, family members and the public on obesity and morbid obesity. In addition, the OAC will increase obesity education, work to improve access to medical treatments for patients with obesity, advocate for safe and effective treatments and strive to eliminate the negative stigma associated with all types of obesity.

By building a coalition of members ranging from patients and their family members to healthcare professionals, the OAC and its members will focus national attention on obesity; organize all those concerned as advocates for action, advances and change; and visibly effect and impact the healthcare community and the public.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Obesity Action Coalition Inc

Board of directors
as of 7/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Patricia Nece, JD

Pam Davis, RN, CBN, MBA

Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA

Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS

Michelle Vicari

Kristal Hartman

Sarah Bramblette, MSHL

Nina Crowley, PhD, RDN, LD

Sunil Daniel, MD, FTOS

Debe Gau

Scott Kahan, MD

Nikki Massie, MA

Anh Vu Pham

Rob Portinga

Melinda Watman, BSN, MSN, CNM, MBA

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/08/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data