Strategies To Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance


Driving innovative & Practical strategies to combat obesity

The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance comprises a diverse group of individual, government, advocacy, business, and health organizations dedicated to reversing the obesity epidemic in the United States. Drawing on the strengths of the collaborative, the Alliance conducts research, makes policy recommendations, and develops hands-on tools for providers, advocates, consumers, and policymakers.



What we do to STOP obesity

Conduct Research

Analyze and publish data related to coverage and the costs of obesity, including direct medical and employer-borne costs, but also those related to stigma and bias that impact quality of care.

Develop Tools

Develop research-based patient and health care provider guides to facilitate respectful, productive conversations around weight. Generate reports and guidance that provide essential obesity-related information for policymakers, legislators, and other decision-makers.

Drive Collaboration

Convene key experts for meetings and roundtables to explore and address specific focus areas and barriers to obesity prevention, care, treatment, and coverage, and execute on identified needs.



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Recent Letters from our Director, Dr. William H. Dietz


Obesity Care Week 2024

February 29, 2024

Learn about the five principles of obesity promoted during Obesity Care Week 2024.

Understanding Food Noise

January 31, 2024

Weight Watchers and the STOP Obesity Alliance collaborated on a study to better understand food noise and how it impacts people with overweight and obesity.

The SELECT Study

January 2, 2024

The results from the SELECT trial provide evidence that weight management is an effective strategy to prevent future adverse cardiovascular outcomes.


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