On March 4, 2021, the Global Obesity Patient Alliance (GOPA) and its member organizations proudly united as one strong patient voice for World Obesity Day 2021. GOPA’s member organizations are dedicated to working together to ensure that people with obesity are seen as more than a statistic, but as mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends, co-workers, students, healthcare workers… real human lives that deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. “We are people living with obesity,” and It’s Time that we join together so that EveryBODY with obesity is heard. GOPA and its members are showing the world that obesity impacts real lives and that together we stand connected to change the world for people with obesity!

Learn how GOPA member organizations work to improve the lives of people with obesity by viewing this important video!



To view GOPA’s joint statement for WOD2021, please click here.


Pledge to Join Our Effort and CONNECT with an Organization in Your Region:

We invite all individuals to connect with a patient organization in your region. Simply complete our form using the link below to share your contact information with us, and we will put you in touch with the closest patient organization in your region. If there isn’t a group in your area, GOPA can help you get started! Fill-out the form and a representative will be in touch!

Be sure to also connect with GOPA on Twitter (@GOPAObesity), and retweet/share our images and messages, along with the messages of all our member organizations.

Click here to find a patient organization near you



About GOPA:

GOPA was established in 2020 with a goal to ignite and inspire global change for people living with obesity. To learn more about GOPA and its member organizations, please explore our Web site and get connected to us. Currently the Alliance consists of six obesity patient organizations from North America and Europe who are committed to working collaboratively to impact change worldwide. To view these organizations, please click here.


Join-in Our Alliance:

GOPA invites any and all patient organizations in obesity to be part of this effort! If you are part of a patient organization and want to learn more about how your organization can be part of GOPA, please contact [email protected] for more information. If you are a passionate patient advocate for obesity and do not have an organization yet in your home country/region, we invite you to reach out to us ([email protected]) to learn more about how you can get started. Our goal is to have representation of patients in all parts of the world, so we invite interested groups and individuals to connect with us to learn more!