Advocacy

Obesity

July 11, 2021

Our Goal: To reduce the prevalence of obesity through improved clinical care and support for obesity research funding.

Why We Care

The global obesity epidemic is on the rise, and endocrinologists are at the forefront of diagnosing its underlying causes and prescribing treatment plans. The Endocrine Society works to reduce the prevalence of obesity, identify policy options to address obesity, and advocate for access to affordable care. Learn more about the science of obesity and the obesity epidemic, by visiting the Obesity Topics page or reading our 2021 Thematic Issue on Obesity

Position Statements Regarding Obesity

Recent Activity
  • On June 24, 2021 at 12PM we conducted a virtual congressional briefing titled "Obesity In America: What You Need to Know About the Impact of COVID-19, Disparities, and Policy Options." Watch the recording. 
  • In March 2021, we released the “Obesity Playbook,” an educational resource on obesity and health for Members of Congress and their staff.
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Obesity Care

Society Supports the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act

We are proud to champion Obesity Care Week #OCW2022 to raise awareness about obesity. The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) would take steps to give people with obesity access to the care they need.

We are proud to champion Obesity Care Week #OCW2022 to raise awareness about obesity. The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) would take steps to give people with obesity access to the care they need.

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Make Your Voice Heard

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We rely on your voice to advocate for our policy priorities. Join us to show our strength as a community that cares about endocrinology. Contact your U.S representatives or European Members of Parliament through our online platform. Take action and make a difference today.

We rely on your voice to advocate for our policy priorities. Join us to show our strength as a community that cares about endocrinology. Contact your U.S representatives or European Members of Parliament through our online platform. Take action and make a difference today.

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Who We Are

For 100 years, the Endocrine Society has been at the forefront of hormone science and public health. Read about our history and how we continue to serve the endocrine community.