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Health at Every Size® Professional Listing Project

One of the biggest barriers for fat people and people of all sizes is navigating traditionally fatphobic settings such as healthcare, education & advocacy, and fitness spaces. We’re redesigning our listing of professionals 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 are planning a multi-phase rollout with each phase informed by what we learn in the prior phases. We will have multiple opportunities for feedback as we learn more and create early prototypes of the listing.

Our first phase is to gather and analyze feedback from our community, both people who plan to be listed, those who plan to use the listing, and those who fall into both categories. Surveys for the first round of community input were open from January 20, 2022 through February 6, 2022.

HAES® Professional Listing Project Work Plan Phases

Subject to change based on resource availability – updated 9/15/2022

September 2022 Update: We experienced delays on this project during July and August due to hiring new positions. The hiring process was a large undertaking for our two part-time staff people. These new positions are on-boarding and increasing our capacity  (to 5 people!) so we can re-dedicate our time to this project. The timeline has been revised to reflect our new expectations. 

Jan-Feb 2022 – Initial community input collection and analysis

Feb-April 2022 – Explore technology solutions

Aug-Sept 2022 – Create first draft of listing

October 2022 – Gather community input and make changes

November 2022 – Beta-test listing and make changes

December 2022 – Launch new & improved listing!

Hosting an up-to-date HAES® 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.

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