Changing the Way We Care about Obesity

Support Obesity Care Week, February 28 through March 6. 

The first week of March marks the 7th year of the national Obesity Care Week (OCW), an annual global awareness campaign that aims to change the way society cares about obesity by:

  • Providing science and clinically-based education on obesity
  • Advocating for access to affordable and comprehensive care

The MUSC Health Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program Team supports the vision for a society that understands, respects and accepts the complexities of obesity and values science and clinically-based care. We encourage you to join us in supporting Obesity Care Week 2021!

About Obesity Care Week (OCW)

Obesity Care Week is an annual public awareness effort supported by more than 60 countries worldwide and more than 75 healthcare-focused organizations. From advocating for fair treatment of obesity to ending weight bias, OCW aims to raise awareness, educate and advocate for a better world for people living with obesity.

OCW2021: What to Expect

OCW2021 will have focus days for key issues in obesity such as weight bias, obesity treatment & prevention, access to care and childhood obesity. There will be many opportunities to take action, share unbiased obesity education, share stories, participate in meaningful dialogue, and more! Check out the website for resources for patients at: https://www.obesitycareweek.org/resources-for-patients/

Each day is dedicated to a specific topic to highlight issues impacting people with obesity:

  • February 28th: Launch Day
  • March 1st: Weight Bias
  • March 2nd: Obesity Prevention & Treatment
  • March 3rd: Access to Care
  • March 4th: World Obesity Day
  • March 5th: Childhood Obesity
  • March 6th: “I Care” Day

Follow along on Social Media @ObesityCareWeek and #OCW2021 and Sign-up for OCW2021 Alerts to stay up-to-date with the latest news and information on how to get involved and change the world for people living with obesity during Obesity Care Week, taking place from February 28th – March 6th, 2021.