Check out these Healthy People in Action posts to learn how our partners and communities nationwide are working toward Healthy People goals and objectives — and to read about the latest Healthy People 2030 updates. Use these posts to gather ideas for programs and policies in your own work.
Six Steps to Improve Public Health: Using Tax Policies to Reduce Alcohol-Related Harm in Maryland
Posted on June 12, 2020 by ODPHP
Legal and policy approaches can be important tools for achieving healthier communities. Resources from the Healthy People 2020 Law and Health Policy project provide evidence-based information and identify priority areas that can help communities achieve Healthy People objectives and improve health for all.
Regulating Alcohol Outlet Density: The Buckhead Community’s Efforts to Reduce Violent Crime
Posted on May 20, 2020 by ODPHP
Legal and policy approaches can be important tools for achieving healthier communities. A new report—The Role of Law and Policy in Reducing Deaths Attributable to Alcohol to Reach Healthy People’s Substance Abuse Goals in the United States—provides evidence-based information and identifies priority areas that can help communities achieve Healthy People objectives.
Providing Integrated Access to Health Services in Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted on September 13, 2018 by ODPHP
Access to health care is a key determinant of physical and behavioral health outcomes. Regular access to primary health services is critical for preventing and detecting diseases, ensuring comprehensive treatment, and improving overall quality of life. The Partnership for Successful Living (PSL) in Nashua, New Hampshire takes an integrated approach to health care. Its goal? To provide comprehensive care that’s easy for vulnerable populations to access, with services ranging from primary care, behavioral health, and oral health to housing support and treatment for substance use disorder.
Teen substance use can harm brain development and increase the risk of addiction later in life. Nationally, over 14% of U.S. teens use alcohol or drugs. In Washington State, the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey found that 20% of 10th grade students drink alcohol and 17% use marijuana—and these students report lower grades in school than students who don’t use those substances.