Tooth decay (also known as caries or cavities) is one of the most common chronic health conditions affecting children in the United States. American Indian and Alaska Native children have especially high rates of tooth decay; the rate for American Indian and Alaska Native children ages 3 to 5 is 43% — more than 4 times the rate for white children.
To address disparities in its obesity rates, the California Department of Public Health created the Early Care and Education Physical Activity Toolkit for Preschool-Aged Children. The toolkit provides practical tools for integrating physical activity throughout the day for young children ages 3 to 5 years old.

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 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.…

Planning to attend this year’s American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting? Representatives from the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be presenting on many of the findings from the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report. You won't want to miss these sessions!

Register Now | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 PM ET

Join Healthy People 2020 and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance on Wednesday, June 13 at 12:00 p.m. ET for a Spotlight on Health webinar about diabetes prevention programs (DPPs) and new payment options. We’ll discuss:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) and the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP), which launched on April 1, 2018 Private-sector coverage for diabetes prevention Best practices from the YMCA of the USA on offering diabetes prevention programs to individuals with prediabetes Efforts to increase patient referrals to DPP by educating health care providers

This webinar will highlight the following objectives from the Diabetes topic area:

Reduce the annual number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the population (D-1) Increase prevention behaviors in persons at high risk for diabetes with prediabetes (D-16)

About Diabetes

Diabetes affects an estimated 30 million people in the United States.…

On November 1, 2017, ODPHP held a free public listening session titled Partnering to Prevent Hypoglycemia in Washington, DC. Participants included federal partners, public and private health professionals, organizations, and consumer representatives.

Keynote speakers included:

Don Wright, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of ODPHP, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services LaShawn McIver, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy, American Diabetes Association

The listening session focused on hypoglycemia as an important public health issue and federal efforts to reduce hypoglycemic adverse drug events (ADEs).…

National Arthritis Awareness Month, observed during the month of May, aims to bring awareness to the growing prevalence of arthritis, the need for additional research and advocacy, and to encourage physical activity among the millions of adults with arthritis. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has been working through local parks and recreation to help people with arthritis manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life through the sustained delivery of CDC-recommended, arthritis-appropriate, evidence-based interventions across 48 states and American Samoa.