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In December 2016, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released a preliminary update to the National Scorecard on Rates of Hospital-Acquired Conditions showing a 21 percent reduction in hospital-acquired conditions – preventable complications during hospital visits – from the years 2010 to 2015. This update shows that nearly 125,000 fewer patients died, more than 3 million adverse events were avoided, and over $28 billion in health care costs were saved.…

The Healthy People 2020 team is pleased to announce the release of our interactive infographics showing data from the Midcourse Review.

Explore the infographics now!

The Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review helps us evaluate the progress we’re making as a Nation toward Healthy People goals and objectives. To support this process, we’ve created interactive infographics to show the status of Healthy People objectives.…

Cervical Health Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. It’s also a major cause of cervical cancer.

healthfinder.gov provides toolkits for several National Health Observances, including Cervical Health Awareness Month.…

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) mission is to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. As Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS, I have made it my personal goal to confront two of the largest, most intractable challenges to health and well-being in the United States: poor nutrition and physical inactivity.