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.

Immunizations (also called shots or vaccines) help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Immunization isn’t just for kids. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, adults need to get vaccinated, too. National Immunization Awareness Month is a great time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay up to date on their shots.…

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 Substance Abuse. Check out the infographic below, then head over to the Healthy People 2020 LHI Infographic Gallery to see infographics for other LHI topic areas.…

The 2018 Healthy Aging Summit kicks off in less than 3 weeks! We hope you’ll join us on June 16 and 17 in Washington, DC, to discuss how to maximize the health of older adults.

The last day for online registration has been extended to Friday, June 29 — so if you’ve haven’t already, register today to take advantage of the online rate!

We’re pleased to announce that Dr. Claudia H. Kawas will be the keynote speaker for the second day of this year’s Healthy Aging Summit. Dr. Kawas, a geriatric neurologist and researcher, is the Al and Trish Nichols Chair in Clinical Neuroscience at the University of California, Irvine — and a professor of Neurobiology & Behavior and Neurology. Some of her major research interests include the epidemiology of aging and Alzheimer's disease, the determinants of successful aging, and the cognitive and functional abilities of people age 90 years and older.

Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 40, but there are many ways to stay safe and prevent injuries.

Take action during National Safety Month — encourage communities, workplaces, families, and individuals to identify and report safety hazards. You can help raise awareness about ways to reduce the risk of injuries.…