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Obesity is the leading risk factor for type-2 diabetes and osteoarthritis.
-Strategies to Overcome & Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance

In This Issue

  • DEI Efforts of the 140+ Member Organizations of the OAAA
  • Osteoarthritis in the Media
  • Webinars
  • Resources for OA Researchers

Obesity Care Week 2023 is Here!

Obesity Care WeekQuality, compassionate obesity care requires teamwork, and it starts with you! Obesity Care Week 2023 (OCW2023) kicked off on Monday. Unlike most other diseases, obesity is one that continues to be stigmatized, and in many cases, those impacted struggle to receive adequate care. OCW2023 aims to raise awareness, educate, and advocate for people living with obesity and provides the opportunity to create lasting change. Sign up now for OCW alerts to receive the latest news, information and resources that will be rolled out this week so you can take action for people living with obesity! The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance is happy to be an OCW2023 Champion and support this important awareness week.

It’s time to change the way we care for – and about – obesity! OCW2023 will focus on:

  • Raising awareness about what the disease of obesity is – and isn’t,
  • Providing valuable, science-based resources on weight and health,
  • And creating a more positive and impactful relationship between a patient and their healthcare provider.

The change required to adequately and appropriately treat obesity can only happen with your help. You can make a difference during OCW2023 by reposting content on social media, sharing OCW resources and taking action to call for change. Visit to learn more!

About Obesity Care Week
Obesity Care Week is an annual public awareness event supported by over 100 health organizations and leaders in 70 countries around the world. OCW2023 Champions and Partners stand together to acknowledge obesity as a complex, chronic, recurring disease. Despite extensive research and studies, stigma and misperceptions continue to negatively shape the way people with obesity are treated medically and generally within society. OCW2023 aims to strengthen the relationship between a patient and their healthcare provider by encouraging open, empathetic and evidence-based conversations about weight and health. To learn more about Obesity Care Week and sign up for alerts, visit

Obesity is a problem that nearly every nation in the world is facing, but there is much that we can do to fix it.
Richard Attias

DEI Efforts of the 140+ Member Organizations of the OAAA

In each newsletter, we will feature an OAAA member organization’s efforts in the area of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

Health LinksEvery February, the U.S. celebrates the history and achievements of African Americans who have helped to shape the nation. While it should be celebrated every month, it is an important time for organizations to self-reflect on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts as well as ensure that they are creating an antiracist workplace. Watch the Health Links webinar on Becoming an Antiracist Workplace to learn more.

Osteoarthritis in the Media

The latest in news, policy, & practice on osteoarthritis

  • OAAA Steering Committee member, Dr. Ali Mobasheri, discusses the importance of starting well as a OA patient and living well with the disease in its early to middle stages (2/28/2023)
  • US News: How much movement do you need? (2/27/2023)
  • March issue of Parks and Recreation Magazine has been released. (2/26/2023)
  • National Council on Aging: Managing arthritis symptoms-How to find a program that helps (2/24/2023)
  • Healio: Osteoarthritis prevalence ‘highly concerning’ in younger patients with ACL rupture (2/21/2023)
  • The Joint Action has posted a new podcast on the topic “Arthroscopy, past time to stop the harm with Professor Teppo Järvinen” (2/19/2023)
  • National Council on Aging: Why older adults shouldn’t ignore an osteoarthritis diagnosis (2/17/2023)
  • Healio: 31% of adults with chronic pain use medical cannabis (2/17/2023)
  • UNC Health Talk: Which foods can reduce inflammation? (2/15/2023)
  • The Winter 2023 issue of Weight Matters Magazine has been released (2/14/2023)
  • US News: Active adult communities-What they are and how to choose the best one for your lifestyle (2/14/2023)

Pathways Conference 2023



3/15 Lunch and Learn

Resources for OA Researchers

Click the button below to access our regularly updated list of Events and Conferences, Funding Opportunities, Webinars, and Announcements related to Osteoarthritis research. Remember to bookmark this website!

Events, Funding, and More

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