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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.

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Register for the Final Meeting of the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee

Registration is now open! The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee will convene its final public meeting October 17-20, 2017. Registration is now open. The live videocast will air on: October 17, 2017: 1 - 4:30pm E.T. October 18, 2017: 8 - 11:15am E.T. October 19, 2017: 8 - 11:15am E.T. October 20, 2017: 8 - 11:15am E.T. Register now to hear the Committee's final conclusions on physical activity and health outcomes across the lifespan.

Webinar on Preventing Adverse Drug Events (ADEs): Measuring Progress on the ADE Action Plan

Thursday, September 28 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET | Register Now

We’re pleased to invite you to join ODPHP for a webinar about reducing the rates of adverse drug events.

Adverse drug events (ADEs) are injuries caused by medical interventions related to a pharmaceutical drug. They include medication errors, adverse drug reactions, allergic reactions, and overdoses.…

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A Community-Based Approach to Improving Oral Health in Virginia

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions affecting children in the United States. When it’s not treated, tooth decay can cause pain and infections — and may interfere with a child’s ability to eat, talk, learn, and play. One evidence-based strategy for preventing tooth decay in children is the use of dental sealants — thin coatings that are painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Studies in children show that sealants can reduce tooth decay in permanent molars by 80% for 2 years after placement, and they keep protecting against 50% of cavities for up to 4 years.

Celebrate Go4Life Month in September!

September marks Go4Life Month, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This year's campaign challenges older adults to “Move More with Go4Life®!” by stepping up physical activity, working out a bit more frequently, and trying all four types of recommended exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility.

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Check Out the New Oral Health Infographic from Healthy People 2020

Each month, we release an infographic with the latest data related to a Leading Health Indicator (LHI) topic on HealthyPeople.gov. These infographics show progress toward Healthy People 2020 LHI targets — and show where there’s still work to be done.

This month’s featured LHI is Oral Health. Check out the infographic below, then head over to the Healthy People 2020 LHI Infographic Gallery to see infographics for other LHI topic areas.…

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