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REPLAY: OCAN's 2021 Obesity Care Week Briefing: "Obesity Care, COVID-19, and Communities of Color"
Mar 3, 2022

Thursday, March 3, 2022 | 12:00 PM Eastern

Watch the Replay Live on YouTube


Please join the Obesity Care Advocacy Network on Thursday, March 3 at 12 PM Eastern for a live replay of the 2021 Obesity Care Week Congressional Briefing: Obesity Care, COVID-19, and Communities of Color on OCAN’s YouTube channel.

Speakers discuss the importance of the obesity continuum of care and prevention, and how these approaches can address the ties between obesity, COVID-19, and their disproportionate impact on communities of color. Including messages from Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) on the importance of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA).

  • When: Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Where: View the live replay of the briefing on OCAN’s YouTube channel
  • Moderator: Patty Nece, JD – Board Chair, Obesity Action Coalition and patient advocate
  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FTOS – Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
    • Dr. Donna H. Ryan, MD – Past President, World Obesity Federation
    • Dr. Bill Dietz, MD, PhD – Chair, Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness and Director, STOP Obesity Alliance at The George Washington University
    • Capt. Heidi Blanck, PhD – Obesity Prevention and Control Branch Chief, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Messages from Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

About the Obesity Care Advocacy Network

The Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN) is a diverse group of organizations that have come together to change how we perceive and approach obesity in the United States. OCAN envisions a future where obesity is fully recognized and treated as a complex chronic disease.

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