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 Be Active Your Way (BAYW) blog, hosted by ODPHP, is a companion to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The BAYW blog provides health and physical activity professionals with resources and examples of how to put the Guidelines into practice. News and recaps of the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee’s work will also be posted to this blog.…

A new story on substance abuse from Healthy People 2020’s Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? monthly bulletin shows how Nebraska’s Project Extra Mile works to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harms. Alcohol compliance checks are one of Project Extra Mile’s key initiatives. As a result of technical assistance, education, and support provided by Project Extra Mile, 10,000 compliance checks have been conducted since 1997.…

A new story on mental health from Healthy People 2020’s Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? monthly bulletin shows how the Zero Suicide in Texas Program (ZEST) implemented suicide prevention activities at the organizational, local, and state levels in an effort to reduce deaths by suicide and suicide attempts among youth in Texas.…

Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active. National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to 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.

A new story on oral health from Healthy People 2020’s Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? monthly bulletin shows how Massachusetts’s HIV Dental Ombudsperson Program helps to remove or reduce barriers that prevent people living with HIV/AIDS from receiving oral health services. With over 200 providers and 5,000 clients actively enrolled, the program provides approximately 7,000 services annually and has identified improved rates in viral suppression, medication adherence, and stable housing among its clients.…