Posts Tagged ‘racial equity’

OW2021: The Equity Problem in Obesity and Healthcare

November 5, 2021 — We have an equity problem – in healthcare generally and in obesity specifically. Diversity, equity, and inclusion have been a key theme running through ObesityWeek® and thus, there’s plenty of content on this subject to absorb from the meeting. We’re just barely beginning to take it all in. But in a nutshell, serious obesity care […]

Disparate Health and Obesity: By Design, Not Chance

November 5, 2020 — Impressive presentations at ObesityWeek exposed a thread that knits together obesity and COVID-19. But the thread we see is not inflammation – though inflammation is certainly important. Rather, it is disparate outcomes in health and obesity. These outcomes are not by chance. They are by design. In fact, a careful design of social systems ensured […]