Obesity Portal: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Address Change

The emerging science supports that viewing obesity as a disease can reshape how we address this epidemic. This portal is to educate employers and other healthcare stakeholders on the new research highlighting obesity as a disease and how shifting their focus can benefit the overall health of their employees and their organization. 

The Department of Defense, our nation’s largest employer, spends about $1.5 billion annually in obesity-related health care costs for current and former service members and their families, as well as costs to replace unfit personnel.

2017- 2018 Matching Fund Grant Program

Ten Coalitions developed multi-stakeholder programs focused on obesity as a disease. Hover over the highlighted states to learn more about their efforts.