The Obesity Society is committed to advancing policy changes that address the current epidemic of obesity. Our advocacy program has three leading objectives:

  • To assist in the development of programs designed to prevent obesity;
  • To ensure patients have access to quality medical care for obesity treatment;
  • To increase funding of obesity research.

To this end, The Obesity Society has worked with the United States Congress, the US Surgeon General, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HMOs and others. Details regarding our recent activities can be found on this page and throughout our website.


Take Action!

Find out how you can get involved in our recent efforts through our Advocacy Action Center. Read more about legislative issues and send a letter to your members of Congress and the Administration. Current action alerts include:

Recent activities:


Obesity Care Continuum (OCC)

TOS is a leading member of the OCC, a group of organizations dedicated to promoting access to, and coverage of, the continuum of care surrounding the treatment of overweight and obesity. Find out more here.

Recent activities:

Info on this page should be broad topics and programs and link to specific press releases.

Position statments will live in publications but will be featured in advocacy.


TOS is committed to partnering with organizations that share our mission and goals. Through a variety of initiatives we are building on our current partners to have a greater impact on obesity. These efforts include the Ambassador Program, among others. Find out more about getting involved in TOS partnership opportunities by contacting Mollie Turner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Capitol Update

The Advocacy Newsletter of the Obesity Society

To read the current and past issues of Capitol Update, click here.


Advocacy Update

A summary of Obesity Community efforts


To read current and past issues of the Advocacy Update, click here.

(Please note: External Links are provided as a courtesy. The Obesity Society is not responsible for the content on sites accessed through external links.)

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