Ten Years Later:

Reflecting on the American Medical Association’s Decision to Recognize Obesity as a Disease

When the AMA declared obesity a disease in 2013, they helped create a turning point in the effort to combat one of the nation’s most challenging epidemics. Ten years later, it’s a good time to reflect on what we have learned, how treatment has changed, and where we go from here.  
In this white paper, you’ll learn:

  • What drove the AMA to recognize obesity as a disease, and why was the move controversial?
  • How was the picture changed over the past decade? Have we made strides in changing stigma and treatment?
  • What do the next ten years look like, and how can we ensure we continued progress?