PARTNER UPDATE: OAC LAUNCHES
bias-free image gallery
The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) recently launched a free stock image gallery created with one simple goal in mind: providing the public and other key stakeholders with a set of images free of weight bias or stigma. Obesity medicine physicians may find the images useful when sharing information about obesity with patients and the public.
“Visual depictions of weight bias are far too common in today’s mass media. The OAC Image Gallery aims to reduce and eradicate the negative portrayal of individuals with obesity by providing better imagery showing individuals with obesity in a variety of settings and activities,” said Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO.
Individuals with obesity are often portrayed in a negative light, with photos perpetuating bias and stigma around this disease.
“We are so excited to launch this gallery with 500 bias-free images. In 2017, we will expand the gallery to more than 4,000 images, making it the largest non-commercial bias-free online stock image gallery,” said James Zervios, OAC Vice President of Marketing and Communications.
The OAC encourages healthcare professionals in need of imagery representing individuals with obesity to use these images as a bias-free alternative to help change the way the world sees individuals affected by this disease.
About the OAC: The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a more than 52,000 member-strong National non-profit organization, is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by the disease of obesity through education, advocacy and support.