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Today, two-thirds of U.S. adults and nearly one in three children struggle because they are overweight or have obesity.  The effects of the nation’s obesity epidemic are immense:  taxpayers, businesses, communities and individuals spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year due to obesity, including an estimated $168 billion in medical costs.  In fact, because of skyrocketing rates of obesity, the current generation of U.S. children are – for the first time ever – projected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. 

The Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund advocates for changes in federal policy that will enable more Americans to eat healthy and be active, as well as those that provide appropriate medical treatment for patients.  In its work, the Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund convenes leaders from across industry, academia, patient and disease communities and public health to speak with one voice for measures to reverse the obesity epidemic and promote healthy weight in children and adults.


Board of Directors

Scott Goudeseune (Chair)

President and CEO

 

Tom Bergmann

President and Chief Financial Officer     

 

Elliott Fegelman, MD, FACS

Medical Director

 

Ed Foster-Simeon

President and CEO

 

Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD

Director

 

Jeffrey Poltawsky

President 

 

Elena Rios, MD, MSPH

President and CEO

 

Mark Schoeberl

Executive Vice President 

 

Stephanie Silverman

CEO

 

Joe Thompson, MD, MPH

Director  

 

Advisory Council

AARP

Abbott Laboratories

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

American Academy of Physician’s Assistants

American Beverage Association

American Cancer Society

American Diabetes Association 

American College of Gastroenterology 

American Council on Exercise

American Heart Association 

American Hiking Society

American Medical Women’s Association

American Psychological Association

Arena Pharmaceuticals

Center for Science in the Public Interest 

Discovery Health Channel 

DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance 

Eisai

Endocrine Society

First Focus 

George Washington University/STOP Obesity Alliance

Grocery Manufacturers Association

Healthcare Leadership Council 

Humana

International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association 

Johnson & Johnson

Leadership for Healthy Communities 

Mission:Readiness

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Association for Sport and Physical Education 

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity

National Council of La Raza 

National Medical Association 

National Hispanic Medical Association 

National Recreation and Park Association

Nemours Division of Health and Prevention Services

NIKE, Inc.

Orexigen Therapeutics

Partnership for Prevention

Reinsurance Group of America, Inc. 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Sports & Fitness Industry Association  

Trust for America's Health

University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation

VIVUS Inc.

YMCA of the USA

Staff
 
Chris Fox
Senior Director, External Affairs
 
Michelle Seger
Director, Legislative Affairs
 
Lyndsay Carreno
Research Associate
 
Sara Prince
Manager, Social Media