The The Nurses Obesity Network is a diverse group of nursing organizations committed to changing the way we view, treat, and advance care for people living with obesity — including members of our own nursing profession. Collectively, we will become role models for wellbeing, champions for change, and advocates for better obesity care and treatment.
Nurses know, clinically speaking, that obesity is diagnosed as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. But there’s more to weight than what you see. Obesity is a chronic, progressive disease, which requires more than one approach to weight management and treatment. 2 in 5 Americans are living with obesity, with disproportionate prevalence in communities of color, yet people living with obesity often lack the medical care they deserve. With the right care, the right conversations, and a customized treatment plan, people with obesity — patients and health care providers themselves — can reach a healthy weight that makes a true difference in overall health.
Novo Nordisk is proud to partner with the American Nurses Association and the Nurses Obesity Network to recommend a variety of free tools and resources that will empower you to better understand, and engage in conversations about, obesity and treatment options. The way we think, talk and care about obesity and its impact on our communities is changing.
Reclaim Your Wellness is a national campaign by the Black Women’s Health Imperative and HealthyWomen dedicated to engaging, supporting, and empowering women living with obesity in a manner that is free of stigma, judgment, and bias. Learn more about obesity, why it is so important to remove weight stigma and the importance of leveraging a full continuum of care approach to treating the chronic disease of obesity.
Excess weight and obesity affect health throughout an individual’s lifetime, and the obesity rate among adolescents has risen in recent years. Use this fact sheet to learn how to engage in the right conversations with our youth to make a difference in their lives.
Managing weight as an individual ages is important for mobility, strength, and overall wellness. Explore a wide variety of strategies here to attain optimum health in senior years.
The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance is made up of a diverse group of business, consumer, government, advocacy, and health organizations dedicated to reversing the obesity epidemic in the United States. STOP’s website features research, policy recommendations, and hands-on tools for providers, advocacy groups, policymakers, and consumers.
Novo Nordisk, a global health care company, is committed to discovering and developing innovative medicines to help people lead longer, healthier lives. For 100 years, our heritage has provided the experience and capabilities that enable us to help people defeat serious chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, hemophilia and growth disorders.