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.

By Joyce Yu, PharmD, ORISE Fellow; and Clydette Powell, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director, Division of Health Care Quality, ODPHP

On October 31, 2018, the National Clinical Care Commission held its inaugural meeting in person at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. The Commission, a newly established federal advisory committee, is charged to evaluate and make recommendations regarding programs of the U.S.…

By: Don Wright, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health; Director, ODPHP

The evidence is clear: being physically active is one of the most important things people can do to improve their health. Since 2008, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans has been the go-to resource for policy makers and health professionals, providing evidence-based physical activity recommendations for all Americans.…

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 Reproductive and Sexual Health.…

This National Diabetes Month, Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) is highlighting its strategic partnership with the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance (DAA) to achieve the HP2020 Diabetes objectives over the decade. The objectives relate to preventing diabetes among those at risk and improving glycemic control among people with diabetes. Currently, 30.3 million people in the United States have diabetes — this includes both diagnosed and undiagnosed cases.…