The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is filled with resources that professionals can use to help patients make healthier food choices and establish healthy eating patterns. Get started by reviewing For Professionals: Recommendations At-A-Glance (also available in Spanish). Then follow the tips below to help your patients get 2017 off to a healthy start!
February 13, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET | Register Now

Register for the second 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 Provide recommendations for the Healthy People 2030 mission, vision, framework, and organizational structure Discuss approaches to improve health status and reduce health risks for the Nation by the year 2030

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

2017 is here, which means many people have probably made New Year’s resolutions to stay fit and eat healthy. As a health care professional, you’re in a great position to help your clients, coworkers, friends, and family stick to their 2017 New Year’s resolutions. Guard Your Health, a health and wellness campaign for Army National Guard Soldiers and their families, has a few tips you can share to help your local community get and stay fit well into the new year.

In December 2016, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released a preliminary update to the National Scorecard on Rates of Hospital-Acquired Conditions showing a 21 percent reduction in hospital-acquired conditions – preventable complications during hospital visits – from the years 2010 to 2015. This update shows that nearly 125,000 fewer patients died, more than 3 million adverse events were avoided, and over $28 billion in health care costs were saved.…

The Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee is composed of 17 nationally recognized experts in the fields of physical activity and health. These distinguished individuals agreed to serve on the Committee in a voluntary capacity to review current evidence and make recommendations that will help inform the next edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.…

Social determinants of health are the conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. By some estimates, 60% of premature deaths were rooted in modifiable behavioral patterns, environmental exposure, and social circumstances that are part of these social determinants of health.

The Healthy People 2020 team is pleased to announce the release of our interactive infographics showing data from the Midcourse Review.

Explore the infographics now!

The Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review helps us evaluate the progress we’re making as a Nation toward Healthy People goals and objectives. To support this process, we’ve created interactive infographics to show the status of Healthy People objectives.…

By NCHPAD

In the spirit of the New Year, let’s reflect on physical activity and get back to basics regarding individuals with a disability. At the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD), we believe that everyone can benefit from regular physical activity. Our mission is to encourage and support individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions to become more physically active.…

Cervical Health Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. It’s also a major cause of cervical cancer.

healthfinder.gov provides toolkits for several National Health Observances, including Cervical Health Awareness Month.…

Public health stakeholders from the federal to the local level are looking for ways to combat the opioid crisis. Two available resources are the Public Health 3.0 (PH3.0) framework and the ongoing work of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA), an initiative of the Office of Minority Health within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Taken together, these resources offer a solution that is as unique as the crisis itself.