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News & Events health.gov
(3 days ago) Health Literacy and Health Equity: Connecting the Dots Posted on October 26, 2021 by ODPHP October is Health Literacy Month, a time for public health and health care organizations to recommit to making sure all audiences can find, understand, and use our information and services to make the best health-related decisions for themselves and others.
Health and Well-Being Matter: Healthy Living Is Healthy
(8 days ago) Health and Well-Being Matter: Healthy Living Is Healthy Aging. Health and Well-Being Matter is the monthly blog of the Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The lessons of the past year are numerous, but none has been so profound as the value of healthy aging. The COVID-19 pandemic lays bare many of our nation’s
Health Literacy and Health Equity: Connecting the Dots
(Just Now) Health literacy and health equity are related concepts. Equity sits at the center of the 10 Essential Public Health Services, and effective communication is the 3rd essential service. Effective communication uses health literacy principles to inform and educate the public. Putting health literacy principles into action advances health equity
National Health Observances Archive health.gov
(1 days ago) December National Health Observances: HIV/AIDS Awareness and Flu Vaccine. Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight important health issues affecting the nation. In December we’re raising awareness about the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS and the importance of getting the flu vaccine. Read more.
National Health Observances Archive health.gov
(1 days ago) October National Health Observances: Health Literacy, Breast Cancer, and Health Care Quality! Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our mission to improve health across the United States. In October we’re raising awareness about health literacy, breast cancer, and health care quality.
November National Health Observances: Diabetes, Lung
(7 days ago) Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) to highlight important health issues that affect Americans every day. In November we’re raising awareness about diabetes, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and antibiotic resistance.
2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines health.gov
(7 days ago) 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines. The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines was designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet. Intended for policymakers and health professionals, this edition of the Dietary Guidelines outlines how people can improve their overall eating patterns — the complete combination of foods and drinks in their diet. This
Dr. Nan Hayworth health.gov
(6 days ago) The Honorable Nan Hayworth, M.D. was appointed to serve as a member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. Dr. Hayworth is the only female physician ever elected to a full term as a Member of the House of Representatives, serving the 19th District of New York in the 112th Congress. She is currently the manager of the Patriot Legal Expense Fund Trust, established to …
Updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans
(9 days ago) ODPHP has launched our updated toolkit for health professionals, with consumer-friendly fact sheets based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020–2025. This edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science and serves as the foundation for nutrition policies and programs across the United States.
(3 days ago) Webcast: Sept. 17, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET | Register On September 17th, ODPHP will host the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) Annual Meeting! PCSFN is a federal advisory committee supported by ODPHP that works to increase sports participation among youth of all backgrounds and abilities and to promote
Nutrition & Physical Activity health.gov
(5 days ago) Nutrition & Physical Activity. At ODPHP, we’re committed to empowering people to improve their health. And we’re charged by Congress to coordinate disease prevention activities within HHS and to support research that promotes health. In line with this charge, we set guidelines for nutrition and physical activity that inform federal programs.
Healthy People in Action health.gov
(4 days ago) The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) released a Healthy People 2030 (HP2030) Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and Health Equity (HE) podcast featuring Carter Blakey and Cynthia Gomez. The podcast complements JPHMP’s article entitled "Addressing Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health Through Healthy People
December National Health Observances: HIV/AIDS Awareness
(1 days ago) Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight important health issues affecting the nation. In December we’re raising awareness about the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS and the importance of getting the flu …
Search Healthy People
(Just Now) Health Information Technology: Comprehensive Telehealth Interventions to Improve Diet Among Patients with Chronic Diseases. Evidence-Based Resource. Increase the proportion of health care visits by adults with obesity that include counseling on weight loss, nutrition, or physical activity — …
Federal Health Information Centers and Clearinghouses
(2 days ago) The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,250 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,069 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program.
Healthy People 2020 Law and Health Policy health.gov
(2 days ago) Advancing Public Health Through Law and Policy. Law and policy are among the most effective tools to improve health. Many of the greatest public health successes in the United States are the result of legal or policy interventions, such as smoke-free air laws and mandatory seatbelt laws. 1 Yet many people may not be aware of the precise impact these interventions and approaches can have on
Healthy Aging Symposium health.gov
(3 days ago) ODPHP co-sponsored the 2021 Healthy Aging Symposium with Trust for America’s Health. The symposium took place on September 8 and 9 in observance of Healthy Aging Month. This free 2-day virtual event connected attendees to the latest science, best practices, and innovative interventions to improve the lives of older Americans.
Search Healthy People
(4 days ago) Baseline only. Objective, Leading Health Indicator. Reduce the rate of foot and leg amputations in adults with diabetes — D‑08. Baseline only. Objective. Reduce the rate of hospital admissions for diabetes among older adults — OA‑05. Baseline only. Objective. Increase the proportion of adults with diabetes who have a yearly eye exam
Make Every Bite Count, Even Little Bites!
(Just Now) By Janet M. de Jesus, MS, RD, Nutition Advisor, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion The period from birth until a child’s second birthday is a critically important time for growth and development. Nutrition during this early stage of life not only affects the health of the growing child, but may continue to affect their health through adulthood.
Introducing… Healthy People in Action!
(4 days ago) Healthy People 2030’s partners and communities nationwide are working hard to help us realize Healthy People’s vision of a society in which all people can achieve their full potential for health and well-being across the lifespan. And now you can read all about their efforts in our Healthy People in Action blog posts!
Appendix E-3.1.A2 health.gov
(2 days ago) Appendix E-3.1.A2. USDA Food Patterns—Item Clusters, Representative Foods, and Percent of Consumption. Download PDF – 197KB. Subgroup and Item Clusters. % food group*. % food subgroup**. Representative Food (used to represent nutrient value of …
Appendix E-2.41 health.gov
(1 days ago) Download PDF – 240KB. Part D. Chapter 5: Food Sustainability and Safety What is the relationship between aspartame consumption and health? Conclusion Statement: The DGAC generally concurs with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Food Additives that aspartame in amounts commonly consumed is safe and poses minimal health risk for healthy individuals without …
Public Health Genomics
(Just Now) This National Institutes of Health database of public health genomics programs helps program planners find evidence-based programs for various settings, population groups, and community types. Examples include: Breast Cancer Risk & Genetic Testing, a computer-based decision aid that teaches women
About the Playbook health.gov
(3 days ago) Since 2019, ODPHP has collaborated with 10 different local health departments and community organizations to pilot test and evaluate this implementation strategy. This playbook incorporates successful strategies and lessons learned from these pilot communities so you can build on their achievements.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by Moving
(Just Now) ODPHP is excited to join the Office of Minority Health (OMH) in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15)! This month we encourage you to consider how you can promote Hispanic and Latino health and well-being through physical activity and other related health behaviors. Physical activity is a key component to
News Archive health.gov
(8 days ago) Today, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released the Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) Final Review Progress by Population Group analysis. The analysis is the next component in the HP2020 Final Review suite of products being released on a rolling basis. This analysis provides the final progress status by population group for a subset
Healthy People 2030 SDOH Partner Webinar
(1 days ago) Local health departments and community-based organizations who have utilized the Healthy People 2030 framework and SDOH to guide their work. The webinar will take place on October 5, 2021 from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM EST. Click here to register. We hope you can join ODPHDP and NACCHO in learning how to make the Healthy People 2030 framework
Global Health Workgroup
(3 days ago) Members of the Global Health (GH) Workgroup have expertise in areas including workforce development, surveillance and laboratory systems, emergency management and preparedness, data management, policy development, and global health diplomacy. They developed the global health objectives and will provide data to track progress toward achieving them throughout the decade.
Healthy People in Action
(Just Now) The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) formed in 2002 with the goal of giving large urban health departments a forum to share strategies and best practices. Its mission is “advancing equity and health for present and future generations.” BCHC is a close collaborator of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO
Access to Health Services Workgroup
(2 days ago) Members of the Access to Health Services (AHS) Workgroup have expertise in areas including vulnerable populations, health insurance coverage, health care delivery and workforce, primary care, health care quality, and health services research. They developed the objectives related to these areas, and they’ll provide data to track progress toward achieving these objectives throughout the decade.
April National Health Observances: Minority Health, STD
(3 days ago) World Health Day Sponsored by WHO, World Health Day on April 7 is an opportunity to reflect on how we can build a fairer and healthier world — one where all people are able to live healthy lives and access quality health services. Check out the Healthy People 2030 framework to
NYSS Champions health.gov
(1 days ago) ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States, and the District of Columbia — and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ.
Reduce drug overdose deaths
(Just Now) Reduce drug overdose deaths — SU‑03 Evidence-Based Resources. Evidence-Based Resources. Objective added to your list. Objective removed from your list. Check out these evidence-based resources (EBRs) to learn about proven, science-based methods to improve health and prevent disease. Use EBRs to develop programs and policies that are
Informed Decision Making
(2 days ago) This National Institutes of Health database of informed decision-making programs helps program planners find evidence-based programs for different settings, population groups, and community types. Examples include: Breast Cancer Risk & Genetic Testing, a computer-based decision aid that teaches women about breast cancer, heredity, and benefits
Cancer Screening: Interventions Engaging Community Health
(6 days ago) The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends interventions that engage community health workers to increase screening mammograms. These interventions are intended to increase demand for screening services — using group education, one-on-one education, client reminders, or small media — and to improve access to screening services by reducing structural …
Health Policy — Healthy People in Action
(9 days ago) A new report—The Role of Law and Policy in Achieving Healthy People’s Disability and Health Goals around Access to Health Care, Activities Promoting Health and Wellness, Independent Living and Participation, and Collecting Data in the United States—provides evidence-based information and identifies priority areas that can help communities
ADEs: Diabetes Agents health.gov
(1 days ago) Preventing Adverse Drug Events: Individualizing Glycemic Targets Using Health Literacy Strategies is an eLearning course that teaches health care providers how to reduce hypoglycemic adverse drug events (ADEs) in patients with diabetes.
Healthy People in Action Criteria
(1 days ago) Healthy People in Action posts demonstrate how Healthy People 2030, its partners, and communities nationwide are improving health and well-being. Read on to learn about the criteria that posts need to meet to qualify as Healthy People Partnership Stories, Community Stories, or News and Events. Partnership Stories Healthy People Partnership Stories must:
Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents
(8 days ago) These guidelines represent current knowledge related to antiretroviral treatment (ART) in adults and adolescents with HIV. The Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents reviews new evidence and updates the guidelines when needed. The guidelines are intended to help HIV care providers, and they include recommendations on baseline
Strategies to Prevent Obesity
(4 days ago) This website offers strategies for preventing and managing obesity. It notes that the obesity epidemic is a complex problem, and creating environments that support a healthy lifestyle requires an approach in which policymakers, state and local organizations, business and community leaders, schools and child care providers, and health care professionals work together.
Presidential Youth Fitness Program health.gov
(5 days ago) Presidential Youth Fitness Program is a comprehensive school-based program that promotes health and regular physical activity for America’s youth.This is a voluntary program that offers educators free access to a health-related assessment for youth fitness, professional development for meaningful implementation, and motivational recognition to empower students to adopt and maintain …