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.

September is Healthy Aging month. Share this quiz with tips on how to keep older adults healthy and feeling great in their 60s, 70s, and beyond, including information about preventive services, diet and exercise, fall prevention, oral health, cardiovascular disease, and caregivers.

Healthfinder.gov offers many resources and tools for older adults to learn how to stay healthy.…

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. This national health observance, sponsored by National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunization across the lifespan.

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 Immunization and Infectious Disease aimed at increasing vaccine coverage and reducing vaccine preventable diseases.…

At the 2015 Health Datapalooza conference in June, Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) and National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), introduced a collaboration between HHS and CVS Health to increase access to information about preventive services through ODPHP’s myhealthfinder tool:

To make myhealthfinder more readily available to more people, we recently developed a free, publically available application programming interface (API) to integrate the tool into any website.…