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Read here to learn why OPEN-EU and its partner organisations call for the inclusion of standardization and interoperability when collecting #obesity data within the new European Health Data Space (EHDS) initiative. Full statement: buff.ly/3I5YEgB #EHDS #ObesityPolicy pic.twitter.com/vdlLDZvCJP
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We're excited to join the discussion hosted by @EASOObesity tomorrow at 3pm CET where researchers and patients will discuss ways to cooperate for policy change on #obesity. Register here: bit.ly/30zNe4I twitter.com/EASOobesity/st…
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Thank you to everyone who joined and participated in yesterday's joint event with @EuObesity to discuss #Obesity in European Health Data Space (#EHDS). It was an insightful discussion between both our speakers and our guests who joined the conversation. #OPENEU #obesitypolicy
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Thank you to everyone who joined and participated in yesterday's joint event with @EuObesity to discuss #Obesity in European Health Data Space (#EHDS). It was an insightful discussion between both our speakers and our guests who joined the conversation. #OPENEU #obesitypolicy
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“From my own experience of chronic disease, when I was diagnosed with MS I was not informed about how to live with it, as there was no information! You can fall into a black hole, and good data can help patients (especially newly-diagnosed) and their loved ones.” - @Birgitpower
After a lively Q&A, @WeissPernille and @susanasolisp gave the call to action that we need an action map, an updated letter to the EU Commission, and crucially we need to show what the cost of inaction on obesity would be. A last huge thanks to everyone who joined us this morning.
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"We have a lot to put together, an action map for going forward. The need for obesity to be recognised in ALL member states as a chronic disease. We need an updated concise letter to update the EU commision" @WeissPernille Concluding the session #EHDS @OPENObesity @EASOobesity
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"We know that in Eastern European countries @WHO_Europe have implemented a range measured data (rather than self-reported) for adults, and this has produced better data than what is available in some EU countries, which shows us that it *can* be done.” - @KremlinKW
“From my own experience of chronic disease, when I was diagnosed with MS I was not informed about how to live with it, as there was no information! You can fall into a black hole, and good data can help patients (especially newly-diagnosed) and their loved ones.” - @Birgitpower
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We take a look with @JacquelineB_Me at our group's ideas on the key challenges on data on obesity in Europe. Lots of thoughts but some key themes have emerged on data coverage, sharing, quality and consistence. #ObesityPolicy #EHDS pic.twitter.com/YOTStC0gAg
"We know that in Eastern European countries @WHO_Europe have implemented a range measured data (rather than self-reported) for adults, and this has produced better data than what is available in some EU countries, which shows us that it *can* be done.” - @KremlinKW

Covid-19 and obesity

During Covid-19, the OPEN global network remains united in our goal to support improved care for people living with obesity. Working with our Global partners and network, we are focused on facilitating the sharing of insights on how people with obesity are being impacted by Covid-19, as well as advocating for people with obesity to be prioritised by health systems now, and in the future.

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1World Health Organization. 2018. Obesity and overweight.[Online] Available at: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/ [Accessed February 2019].

2Yuen, M.M., et al. (n.d.). A systematic review and evaluation of current evidence reveals 236 obesity-associated disorders. Massachusetts General Hospital & George Washington University. [Poster presentation]

3Kelly, T et al. 2008. Global burden of obesity in 2005 and projections to 2030. International Journal of Obesity. 32: 1431-1437

4The GBD 2015 Obesity Collaborators. 2017. Health effects of overweight and obesity in 195 countries over 25 years. The New England Journal of Medicine; 377 (1): 13-27