Published: 2 July 2021
Author(s): Ximena Ramos Salas
Section: Commentary

Lack of access to obesity care is contributing to health inequalities for people living with obesity [1,2]. Public health systems have not established obesity care paths and there is insufficient funding for obesity prevention and treatment services. A profound lack of obesity knowledge, skills and competencies among healthcare professionals, lack of empowerment-based patient care, and deeply ingrained weight bias and stigma in our society contribute to obesity care gaps [3]. Achieving health equity for people living with obesity will require comprehensive interventions at individual, sociocultural, and policy levels [4].

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