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February 1

Congressional Briefing: Ensuring Patient Access to Effective Treatments For Obesity

Join us to learn about why obesity is a chronic disease and potential legislative solutions.

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Hosted by HealthyWomen.

Obesity is a chronic disease that increases risk of other serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain cancers. With 4 out of 10 American adults living with obesity, access to and insurance coverage for treatment options are essential.

The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) was reintroduced this Congress with the goal of expanding Medicare coverage to include screening for and treatment of obesity, as well as coverage of FDA-approved medications for chronic weight management. Similar legislation is being introduced at the state level as well.

Join us as we hear from federal and state legislators, healthcare providers and people living with obesity to learn about the importance of access to care and promising legislative solutions.


  • Lesli Foster – Weeknight Anchor, WUSA9, Washington DC


  • Rep. Brad Wenstrup, DPM (R-OH)
  • State Senator Steven Bradford (D-CA)
  • Beth Battaglino, RN-C – CEO, HealthyWomen
  • Angela Fitch MD, FACP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM – President, Obesity Medicine Association / Chief Medical Officer, knownwell / Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Travis Batts, MD, FACC – Association of Black Cardiologists
  • Michele Tedder, MSN, RN – Senior Program Manager, Black Women’s Health Imperative

Healthy Women extends a thank you to our co-sponsors: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Alliance for Women’s Health & Prevention, Association of Black Cardiologists, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Haitian American Nurses Association, Inc., National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, National Rural Health Association, Obesity Action Coalition, Obesity Care Advocacy Network, and the Obesity Medicine Association.

Feb 01, 2024

12:00 pm EST


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