January 2024

Prevention Is Still the Best Medicine

Health and Well-Being Matter. ODPHP Director RDML Paul Reed, MD.

Clinical preventive services (CPS) play an integral role in protecting and promoting individual health and the health of communities. Such services can help people recognize health problems early, when treatment often is most effective. CPS can also help prevent certain diseases altogether. However, despite the benefits, very few people in the United States receive all recommended preventive services and many access few. As public health professionals, we have a responsibility to not just deliver the message about the critical role that CPS play in supporting good health, but also work to expand CPS access in whatever ways we can.

ICYMI: 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Met Virtually for Fourth Meeting

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

ICYMI: Last week, on January 19, the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee convened for its fourth official meeting. While members had planned to meet in person once again, the meeting was ultimately held virtually due to winter weather concerns in the Maryland region. The meeting was livestreamed for members of the press and public and a recording of meeting is now available...

For Community First Health Plans, Inc., Healthy People 2030 Objectives Guide the Way to Improving Members’ Health

Healthy People 2030.

This blog post is part of our quarterly series highlighting the work of Healthy People 2030 Champion organizations. Healthy People 2030 Champions are organizations recognized for their work to improve the health and well-being of people in their communities and to help achieve Healthy People 2030’s goals...

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ODPHP is now on LinkedIn!

ODPHP is pleased to announce the launch of our brand-new LinkedIn page! We’re excited to have this space to connect with other professionals, provide resources, and answer questions about our work to encourage everyone to lead healthy and active lives.We’ll share information about our national health initiatives — like Healthy People 2030, the Physical Activity Guidelines, the Move Your Way Campaign, and MyHealthfinder...