May 2024

Coming Together to Address Loneliness and Isolation

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

People need people. We connect with one another as family and friends, through the communities within which we live, in our workplaces, across support networks that stretch beyond our geographic location, and in many other ways that — whether we intend them to or not — help fulfill our fundamental human need to socialize and interact. All these encounters, big and small, add up and reflect an individual’s level of connection with the world — a vital ingredient in developing and maintaining overall health and well-being. This connection is a social imperative that we, both individually and as communities, have come to overlook far too often.

Walk with a Doc: Bringing Communities Together Through Movement and Conversation

This blog post is part of a spotlight series featuring examples of programs and community design changes that get older adults moving. The posts were first published as part of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Implementation Strategies for Older Adults and highlight ways to apply strategies from the report in different settings.

Assistant Secretary for Health to Join Members of President's Council for Panel on Physical Activity and Mental Health

President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition logo

On Tuesday, May 28 at 2 pm, the Assistant Secretary for Health for HHS and members of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) will meet on a discussion panel at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, to address the challenges and opportunities to improve the mental health and well-being of Americans through physical activity...

Announcing Nomination Period for 2024 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Awards

The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) announces the nomination period for the 2024 Council Awards. The 2024 Council Awards recognize individuals or organizations that have contributed in various ways to the advancement or promotion of physical activity, fitness, sports, or nutrition.