National Obesity Care Week 2017: Take 5 Pledge to Change the Way We Care
We are excited to announce our participation as an Access to Care Leader in the 3rd Annual National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) which is taking place Oct. 29th – Nov. 4th. NOCW is a national awareness campaign to ensure anyone affected by obesity receives respectful and comprehensive care. Today, more than 90 million adult Americans currently have obesity, and in the last 20 years, obesity rates have doubled among adults. Now, more than ever, people that are affected by obesity or those who care, healthcare professionals and policymakers must examine their personal perspectives and biases related to obesity and take action to treat obesity as the serious and complex disease it is. Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio is proud to support the Campaign, which was founded by The Obesity Society, the Obesity Action Coalition, Strategies to Overcome and Prevent Obesity Alliance and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. We need more voices – your voice – to reach our goal of achieving better care. You can join us and take action to change the way that you care about obesity by taking the Take 5 Pledge. The Take 5 Pledge is intended to inspire action by addressing the 5 reasons to care and encourage us to change the way that we care about obesity Visit www.ObesityCareWeek.org to take action and change the way that we care about obesity.