News & Announcements

Learn about new ODPHP trainings and initiatives, stay current on our programs and projects, and read stories from the field showing our national policies at work.

The Healthy People 2020 team is pleased to announce the release of our health disparities data widget. The widget provides an easy way to find health disparities data related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives for the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). LHIs are critical health issues that — if tackled appropriately — will dramatically reduce the leading causes of death and preventable illnesses.…

Building a healthy eating pattern has major health benefits. It can help people reach or stay at a healthy body weight, get the nutrients they need, and lower the risk of serious health problems — like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancers. But, as you probably already know, patients may not know how to get started with incorporating healthy food choices into their everyday routines.…

Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health — and people of all ages and body types can be physically active. During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, help spread the word about the benefits of getting active.

healthfinder.gov provides toolkits for several National Health Observances, including National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May.

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. You can use Alcohol Awareness Month to spread the word about strategies for preventing alcohol misuse or abuse and encourage communities, families, and individuals to get involved.

healthfinder.gov provides toolkits for several National Health Observances, including Alcohol Awareness Month in April.…

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition announced this morning that the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+) is now officially integrated into SuperTracker, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s free online food and activity tracking tool. For health educators and professionals, this means your students, patients, and clients have the ability to log individual food items and physical activities into their SuperTracker profile in order to complete the PALA+ program.…