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Obesity is a complex disease with serious co-morbidities, including cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. The prevalence of obesity in the United States is 42.5% in adults. AMWA aims to educate healthcare practitioners and the public about obesity, its co-morbidities, pathophysiology, and management- including lifestyle, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery.
Obesity Roundtable Proceedings: The Impact of Obesity on Women
Organizations participating in the Roundtable include: ACOG ADCES, ABC, HealthyWomen, NPWH, NCOA, NON, NBNA PCNA, and WomenHeart
Women and the Obesity Epidemic
Proceedings from AMWA’s stakeholder roundtable to discuss the growing epidemic of obesity and its impact on women.
Education & Resources
Access tools for obesity education for both practitioners and patients that promote understanding and empathy.
AMWA worked with the Obesity Medical Education Collaborative on competencies for medical student and graduate education on obesity.
Join AMWA’s Advocacy efforts to promote passage of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act and other policies that would increase access to obesity treatment. Fact sheet.
Partnerships and Alliances
Outreach and Publications
AMWA members and allies are active in promoting education, research, publications, and presentations on obesity. Learn more.