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About Patricia Nece, JD

Patricia Nece, JD, is the counsel for regulations and legislation in the US Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Black Lung and Longshore Legal Services.

Ms. Nece advocates for the eradication of weight-based bias, as well as for sound obesity treatments and insurance coverage for those treatments. She encourages change by sharing her personal experiences with life-long severe obesity, and is a Novo Nordisk obesity patient ambassador.

Ms. Nece has participated in several projects sponsored by the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance based at the Milliken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. She is also a National Board member of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and Chair of the OAC Weight Bias Task Force, member of the Lancet Commission on Obesity and the recipient of the Barbara Thompson Award for Advocacy.

Entries by Patricia Nece

    Why does your weight matter?

    30 August 2017

    The Your Weight Matters convention (August 10-13), the largest national meeting dedicated to providing evidence-based strategies for individuals impacted by excess weight and obesity, saw more than 600 patients and advocates for obesity care come together in New Orleans.

    In this blog, obesity advocate Patricia Nece, JD, shares her personal experience of living with obesity, discusses her role as a Novo Nordisk patient ambassador, and urges you to help change the way the world sees and treats this chronic, progressive disease.

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