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.
Successful Collaboration Reduces Tobacco Use in Minnesota
Posted on March 19, 2019 by ODPHP
Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease in the United States. It causes more deaths than HIV, drug and alcohol misuse, motor vehicle accidents, suicide, and murder combined. In the state of Minnesota, smoking is responsible for more than $3 billion in annual health care costs and contributes to more than 6,000 deaths each year.
Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Alaska
Posted on April 19, 2018 by ODPHP
Exposure to secondhand smoke contributes to the deaths of 41,000 nonsmoking adults and 400 infants in the United States each year. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at higher risk for serious health conditions, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and respiratory diseases. Smoke-free environments are vital to children's health and well-being, yet close to 40% of U.S. children ages 3 to 11 are exposed to secondhand smoke.