ODPHP recently established the National Clinical Care Commission to consider complex metabolic or autoimmune diseases that result from insulin-related issues and represent a significant disease burden in the United States. The Commission will consist of both federal and non-federal members who will provide recommendations to the Secretary and Congress on coordination and leveraging of federal programs related to these issues.…

From Healthy People 2020 Stories from the Field, a series highlighting communities across the Nation that are addressing the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs).

Exposure to secondhand smoke contributes to the deaths of 41,000 nonsmoking adults and 400 infants in the United States each year. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at higher risk for serious health conditions, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and respiratory diseases.…

Because the foundation for lifetime fitness is built in childhood, making family fitness a priority early on can yield results for years to come. May means longer days, warmer temperatures, and a multitude of opportunities to promote physical activity to your patients and clients. To celebrate SHAPE America’s National Physical Education and Sport Week from May 1-7, this post provides tips for professionals and educators to share with families to get them more involved in fitness.

Each month, we release an infographic with the latest data related to a Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicator (LHI) topic. 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 topic is Environmental Quality. Check out the infographic below, then head over to the Healthy People 2020 LHI Infographic Gallery to see infographics for other LHI topic areas.…

May 14, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET | Register now

Register for the 9th meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 (Committee). The Committee will:

Continue its deliberations regarding the Nation’s health promotion and disease prevention objectives Further develop recommendations on topics including Leading Health Indicators and target-setting methods for the Healthy People 2030 objectives

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

At the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Program, we place a high priority on helping health care professionals keep pace with today’s ever-increasing abundance of health information. Our mission is to make sure health care decisions are based on the best available evidence for the best possible health outcome.

Prescription opioid-related deaths are considered to be one of the leading preventable public health problems in the United States. To help the health care community address this critical issue, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) developed the Pathways to Safer Opioid Use training.

This online, interactive training is based on the opioid-related recommendations in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan).…

A growing body of public health and social science research has made it clear that there is an inextricable link between the design of where we live, work, and play and human health. The Active Design Guidelines communicate built environment and health research findings in a way that is easily accessible to practitioners, outlining practical design strategies with a strong focus on physical activity.