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.

Healthy People 2020, a federal policy initiative that establishes national public health objectives with 10-year targets and monitors progress over time in meeting those targets, includes several objectives under the topic of Environmental Quality aimed at encouraging an environment free of hazards, such as secondhand smoke, carbon monoxide, allergens, lead, and toxic chemicals, to help prevent disease and other health problems.…

Healthfinder.gov provides toolkits for several National Health Observances, including American Diabetes Month in November. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, healthcare providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like diabetes.

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States.…

September 30 is National PrepareAthon! Day, the culmination of National Preparedness Month. During September, several federal agencies and national partners work to encourage preparedness activities across the country. Our colleagues at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) brought their perspectives on patient-centered care for America’s aging population to the Healthy Aging Summit, hosted by ODPHP this summer.…

The White House issued a presidential proclamation announcing that September 2015 is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The proclamation marks the fifth year that the White House has encouraged all Americans to observe National Childhood Obesity Month by learning about and engaging in activities that promote healthy eating and greater physical activity among children.…