My Healthy Weight Initiative Launched

11/20/2017 - Nine private and public health care payers and employers recently agreed to offer consistent coverage for obesity prevention and treatment for individuals of all ages as part of the My Healthy Weight pledge.

The pledge includes offering “intensive behavioral interventions every plan year for members with a qualifying diagnosis,” as well as implementing and/or covering “one or more community-based program(s) for adults and/or children.” View the full pledge for additional details.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Bipartisan Policy Center developed the My Health Weight pledge initiative with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The Academy has been working with its partners at the Bipartisan Policy Center, Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to put forth policy recommendations to improve care for persons with obesity. The Academy attended the launch of the pledge in Washington, DC.