Obesity Care Continuum

The Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) was established in 2011 and currently includes the The Obesity Society, Obesity Action Coalition, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and the Obesity Medicine Association (formerly the American Society of Bariatric Physicians). With a combined membership of over 125,000 healthcare professionals, researchers, educators and patient advocates, the OCC is dedicated to promoting access to, and coverage of, the continuum of care surrounding the treatment of overweight and obesity. The OCC also challenges weight bias and stigma oriented policies – whenever and wherever they occur.


OCC Activities

About OCC Member Organizations

About the Obesity Society (TOS)

The Obesity Society is the leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity. The Obesity Society is committed to encouraging research on the causes, treatment, and prevention of obesity as well as to keeping the scientific community and public informed of new advances in the field. For more information, please visit www.obesity.org.

About the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)

The OAC is the ONLY non-profit organization whose sole focus is representing individuals affected by obesity. Founded in 2005, the OAC remains at the forefront of the fight against obesity. From advocating on Capitol Hill for access to obesity treatments to publishing hundreds of educational resources for individuals affected, the OAC truly represents the voice of all those affected by obesity. For more information, please visit www.obesityaction.org.

About the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

The mission of the ASMBS is to advance the art and science of bariatric surgery by continued encouragement of its members to: improve the care and treatment of people with obesity and related diseases; advance the science and understanding of metabolic surgery; foster communication between health professionals on obesity and related conditions; and advocate for health care policy that ensures patient access to high-quality prevention and treatment of obesity. For more information, please visit www.asmbs.org.

About the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA)

Founded in 1950, OMA, formerly the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, is the oldest medical association dedicated to the treatment of obesity and associated diseases. OMA is a collaborative organization that provides its members practical information and business tools to implement a successful medical bariatric practice.

About the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the Academy at www.eatright.org.


For more information about the Obesity Care Continuum, please contact OCC Washington Coordinator Christopher Gallagher at 571-235-6475 or via email at chris@potomaccurrents.com.