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ODPHP plays a crucial role in keeping the nation healthy. Stay up to date on our work by checking out our news and announcements, upcoming events, and expert insights in the Prevention Policy Matters Blog.

Upcoming Event

Meeting Webcast: The Secretary’s Advisory Committee for 2030

April 27, 2017 | 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET | Register Now

Register for the third meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 (Committee).

The Committee will discuss:

The development of the Nation’s health promotion and disease prevention objectives Recommendations for the Healthy People 2030 mission, vision, framework, and organizational structure

Be a part of the Healthy People 2030 development process.…

Prevention Policy Matters Blog

Helping Youth Build the Strength to Prevent Suicide

If you ask Mark LoMurray what he likes most about his job, he doesn’t have to think about it much. “Watching young people find their voice,” he says, “sometimes in as little as 3 or 4 hours. We often have kids who can barely say their name at the beginning of an activity, and by the end they’re standing up presenting ideas that they’re proud of. It’s just really amazing to watch that happen.”

Five Strategies for Encouraging Seafood Consumption: What Health Professionals Need to Know

There is confusion among many Americans, particularly women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and parents and caregivers of young children, regarding seafood consumption. You can help to clear up confusion and encourage patients and clients—particularly women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and parents and caregivers of young children—to include seafood as part of an overall healthy eating pattern.

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News & Announcements

Spring into Wellness with the New PALA+ Program!

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition announced this morning that the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+) is now officially integrated into SuperTracker, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s free online food and activity tracking tool. For health educators and professionals, this means your students, patients, and clients have the ability to log individual food items and physical activities into their SuperTracker profile in order to complete the PALA+ program.…

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