April 2022

May Is Older Americans Month: Elder Abuse Is a Social Determinant of Health

By Andy Mao, National Elder Justice Coordinator, U.S. Department of Justice This guest post is part of Healthy People in Action, a blog series highlighting how key partners use the Healthy People framework in their work, form cross-sector collaborations, and address social determinants of health to help achieve health equity...

We Can Achieve Health Equity

ODPHP Director RADM Paul Reed, MD

Health equity is a necessary condition in the pursuit of meaningful health outcomes for individuals and society. The health of communities, and the nation, is unattainable without equitable access to the conditions that favor health and the ability to propitiously influence those conditions – what some refer to as civic muscle. Now, more than ever, we are aware of the importance of community-defined needs and community-driven action to improve health and well-being.