News & Events

ODPHP plays a crucial role in keeping the nation healthy. Stay up to date on our work by checking out our blog posts, news and announcements, and upcoming events.

Just Released: New Healthy People Law and Health Policy Oral Health Report

Laws and policies can help support healthier, safer, and more livable communities, and promote health and positive health behaviors such as increasing the use of oral health care and services, and supporting achievement of national goals in this area proposed by Healthy People 2020. The newest report, Using Law and Policy to Promote the Use of Oral Health Services in the United States, is the fifth in a series of reports that highlight the practical application of law and policy to improve health across the nation...

Chicago Kicks Off Virtual Move Your Way Community Campaign

In 2020, ODPHP is working with 8 pilot communities to implement the Move Your Way campaign on the local level, using the Move Your Way Community Playbook. Due to COVID-19, pilot communities are adapting their campaigns to help people stay safe while they get active. This series will highlight local events and initiatives from the community pilot program — including creative ways to promote physical activity during social distancing...

July National Health Observances: Hepatitis Awareness and the Importance of Youth Sports

National Health Observances

Help spread the word about National Youth Sports Week and World Hepatitis Day in July. Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the United States. This month’s NHOs help raise awareness about viral hepatitis and the importance of youth sports...