Obesity Care Continuum
TOS and our partners formed the OCC to promote access to and coverage of obesity care in the medical setting.
Letters & Comments
Find TOS letters, comments, position statements and policies related to obesity research and treatment.
Capitol Update
Read more about TOS’s advocacy activities and how you can get involved in our policy-focused news update.


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.


Map of Obesity Coverage in America

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.