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  • COVID-19 Resources for People with Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis in the Media
  • Webinars
  • Resources for OA Researchers

Obesity Care Week 2022 is Here!

Obesity Care WeekNow is the time to act! We are in the middle of Obesity Care Week 2022 (OCW2022) and we need your support to make an impact. Unlike most other diseases, obesity is one that continues to be stigmatized, and those impacted struggle to receive any care in most cases, let alone adequate care. It’s time to change the way we care for obesity, and OCW2022 provides us the opportunity to demand change. Sign up now for OCW alerts to receive the latest news, information, and resources that will be rolled out this week, and to take action in support of this important issue!

This week focuses on changing the way we care about the five core issue areas that negatively impact people with obesity:

  1. Recognition: the way we care for obesity should be based on health and science, not stigma.
  2. Weight Bias: obesity is not an appropriate measure for a person’s worth or abilities.
  3. Access to Care: proven obesity treatments should be accessible and affordable for everyone.
  4. Science-based Treatment: “eat less and move more” is not a magic cure for obesity.
  5. Prevention: prevention programs should be science-based and improve health.

The change required to adequately and appropriately treat obesity can only happen with your help. You can make a difference during OCW2022 by sharing content on social media, participating in this week’s activities, and taking action to call for change! The time to act is now. Visit ObesityCareWeek.org to learn more and get involved!

About Obesity Care Week
Obesity Care Week is an annual public awareness event supported by over 100 health organizations and leaders in 80 countries around the world. OCW2022 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. OCW2022 will elevate the discussion on five key issue areas related to obesity: recognition as a disease; combatting weight bias and stigma; expanding access to care; treating obesity with science-based treatments; and expanding proven prevention programs. To learn more about Obesity Care Week and sign up for alerts visit ObesityCareWeek.org.

Obesity affects every aspect of a people’s lives, from health to relationships.
Jane Velez-Mitchell

 

COVID-19 Resources for People with Arthritis

Managing OA during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Osteoarthritis in the Media

The latest in news, policy, & practice on osteoarthritis

  • The newly released OACareTools materials make it easier for healthcare providers to support their patients with osteoarthritis (3/1/2022)
  • Booming Encore: 11 things I know for sure about retirement (3/1/2022)
  • March issue of Tai Chi for Health Institute newsletter has been released (3/1/2022)
  • The Joint Action has posted a new podcast on the topic “Is osteoarthritis preventable? with Dr Jackie Whittaker” (2/27/2022)
  • The Physical Activity Alliance posted the February issue of their newsletter (2/25/2022)
  • International Sports Sciences Association: Is yoga good for your knees? (2/25/2022)
  • American Council on Exercise: Faith and fitness – The role of Black Churches in community health (2/25/2022)
  • The Back Pain Podcast has posted a new podcast on the topic “Understanding my MRI results – DDD, Disc Bulges, Annular Tears and more” (2/25/2022)
  • CreakyJoints: How to avoid ‘Parking-Lot Phenomenon’ – When you forget to tell your doctor key info during your visit (2/23/2022)
  • Healio: Telehealth yields weight-loss results during pandemic similar to in-person interventions (2/21/2022)
  • Booming Encore: Wanted – Innovators and entrepreneurs to support aging (2/17/2022)

Webinars

3/16 Lunch & Learn

3/11 CCCR Speaker Series

3/16 CCCR Speaker Series

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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