Every March we celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week, a time to raise awareness about the importance of patient safety — and a great opportunity to share strategies that health professionals can use to protect their patients.

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use is an interactive training that ODPHP developed for health care professionals, public health professionals, and students.…

Now that Spring has arrived, many Americans will begin to spend time outdoors and may be considering ways to get more active. Walking is among the most common forms of physical activity. The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) celebrated the first day of Spring with the release of the "Promoting Walking and Walkable Communities – Cross-Sector Recommendations". The recommendations aim to identify and prioritize the most critical activities that will result in the greatest impact on improving walkability and increasing walking throughout the United States.

April 10, 2018 | 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. ET | Register Now

Join us on Tuesday, April 10 at 12:30 p.m. ET for a Progress Review webinar featuring 2 Healthy People 2020 topic areas:

Public Health Infrastructure Preparedness

You’ll also learn how the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is working with community partners to build public health infrastructure and preparedness capacity.…

Park and recreation agencies are leading the way to inclusive communities across the country. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) joined forces with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability and Lakeshore Foundation to launch Parks for Inclusion, a pledge to ensure that all people have equal access to the benefits of local parks and recreation.
March is National Nutrition Month—a good time to talk with patients about weight management and how eating and physical activity habits can affect body weight and health. But talking about weight can be difficult for both patients and health care providers. This post includes tips and resources that may help pave the way for more successful patient/provider interactions.