Health at Every Size® Provider Listing Project
One of the biggest barriers for fat people and people of all sizes is navigating traditionally fatphobic settings such as healthcare, complementary and alternative medicine, and fitness spaces. We’re redesigning our listing of healthcare providers to be easier to use and better meet the needs of our community, and to center those in our community who have been historically and are currently marginalized such as Black people, trans people, and superfat and larger people.
We completed the first round of Alpha testing in early February and began making changes based on their feedback. As we made those updates, we hit an unexpected barrier related to the technology that is taking longer than anticipated to resolve.
The timeline below is updated to reflect our new estimates. Thank you for your patience and on-going support! This is an enormous endeavor for such a small organization with few resources.
Health at Every Size® Healthcare Provider Listing Project Work Plan Phases
Subject to change based on resource availability – updated 3/1/2022
Jan-Feb 2022 – Initial community input collection and analysis
Feb-April 2022 – Explore technology solutions
Aug-Dec 2022 – Create first draft of listing
January-February 2023 – Alpha test listing and make changes
March 2023 – Launch new & improved listing beta!
March-June 2023 – Gather community input and plan next round of revisions and updates
Hosting an up-to-date Health At Every Size® listing which meets the needs of our community is one of our top priorities and it takes a lot of resources! If you have the means, monthly recurring donations help us create and maintain this valuable community resource.