November OCC Advocacy News

November 2017 Newsletter of the Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Coordinator OCAN Advocates Blanket Capitol Hill during ObesityWeek From Monday to Friday, October 30 to November 3, 2017, Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN) advocates took … Continue reading

October OCC Advocacy News

October 2017 Newsletter of the Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Coordinator Latest Senate Effort to Repeal ACA Comes Up Short Following the defection of Republican Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), John McCain (R-AZ) and Susan Collins … Continue reading

September OCC Advocacy News

September 2017 Newsletter of the Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Coordinator OCC Leaders Visit the Office of Secretary Tom Price On August 17th, Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) leaders Joe Nadglowski, Ted Kyle, Pepin Tuma and Stefanie … Continue reading

Definition of Obesity

Webster’s dictionary defines obesity as “a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body.” The Obesity Medicine Association’s definition of obesity is “a chronic, relapsing, multifactorial, neurobehavioral disease, wherein an increase in body fat promotes … Continue reading

Empowering Patients through Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a patient-centered counseling technique that incorporates listening, interpersonal skills, and support to bring a patient from ambivalence to behavioral change. The patient is in control of the process and is allowed to explore their true intentions along … Continue reading

August OCC Advocacy News

August 2017 Newsletter of the Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Coordinator Senate Fails to Pass ACA Repeal and Replace Legislation: What’s Next? Early in the morning of July 28th, three Republican Senators joined with all … Continue reading