WIG Webinar: Obesity Epidemic: Lack of Access to Care and Treatment

Event Date(s): 
April 28, 2021
Via Zoom
Event category: 
Obesity Epidemic: Lack of Access to Care and Treatment

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
3:00-3:30pm ET
(2pm CT/1pm MT/12pm PT/11am Alaska/9am Hawaii)

Join WIG and featured speakers to discuss obesity as a medical issue that requires re-framing in the minds of individuals, policymakers, healthcare providers and employers. Featured speakers will present public health statistics and “State of the State” data as we consider ways stakeholders could increase awareness and access to treatment while addressing how stigma, bias and discrimination in the workplace also affect outcomes.

Moderated by: Louisiana State Senator Regina Barrow, WIG State Director
Angela Fitch, MD, Associate Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and Faculty, Harvard Medical School
Melinda J. Watman, RN, BSN, MSN, CNM, MBA, Chair, Massachusetts Coalition for Action on Obesity and Board Member, Obesity Action Coalition

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