The Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN) appreciates the opportunity to offer comments in response to the RFI on Methods and Leading Practices for Advancing Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Government.
Obesity and Health Equity
Obesity also disproportionately impacts communities of color that already face systemic inequities in care. Addressing the disease must be part of our response on health equity issues. Racial and ethnic minorities experience disproportionately poorer health outcomes for infectious and chronic diseases. Race and ethnicity affect both obesity prevalence and obesity treatment outcomes.