ACTION is led by a multi-disciplinary steering committee comprised of representatives from The Obesity Society, the Obesity Action Coalition, and the Integrated Benefits Institute, as well as obesity experts in the fields of primary care, endocrinology, psychology, and nursing. Together, these renowned experts in obesity care established three primary objectives for the ACTION Study:
- Create a better understanding of the barriers that prevent people with obesity from receiving the medical care and support needed to improve health
- Generate insights to guide collaborative action to improve care, education, and support for people with obesity
- Create a platform for communication to help change how people with obesity, health care professionals, and employers manage, treat, and support obesity
To achieve these objectives, the ACTION Study involved a comprehensive literature review, qualitative research, and quantitative surveys of more than 3,000 people with obesity, 600 health care professionals, and 150 employers in the United States. In all, this research produced a vast quantity of data points around the perceptions of obesity, the care people with obesity receive, and the support and resources that HCPs and employers offer to people with obesity.
The ACTION Study is sponsored by Novo Nordisk.