Congressional Briefing: Preventing HPV-Related Cancers Through Vaccination and Screening

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Obesity is a chronic disease that increases risk of other serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain cancers. With 4 out of 10 American adults living with obesity, access to and insurance coverage for treatment options are essential.

The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) was reintroduced this Congress with the goal of expanding Medicare coverage to include screening for and treatment of obesity, as well as coverage of FDA-approved medications for chronic weight management. Similar legislation is being introduced at the state level as well.

Join us as we hear from federal and state legislators, healthcare providers and people living with obesity to learn about the importance of access to care and promising legislative solutions.

Opening Remarks



Michele Tedder
Senior Program Manager, Black Women’s Health Imperative

Thank you to our briefing co-sponsors:

This educational resource was created with support from Novo Nordisk.

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