May 2018

Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet!

By Joyce Yu, PharmD, ORISE Fellow and Clydette Powell, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director, Division of Health Care Quality, ODPHP March 20 marks the first day of spring. With it comes tidings of new life, warm weather, and — last but not least — National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day! We know that people tend to keep expired or unused medications in their homes...

Now Available: View the Meeting Summary and Slides from the Partnering to Prevent Hypoglycemia Listening Session!

On November 1, 2017, ODPHP held a free public listening session titled Partnering to Prevent Hypoglycemia in Washington, DC. Participants included federal partners, public and private health professionals, organizations, and consumer representatives. Keynote speakers included: Don Wright, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of ODPHP, U...

TOOLKIT: Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. The good news? Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early — even melanoma, the most dangerous kind of skin cancer. Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month is a chance for communities, health professionals, and families to work together to prevent this cancer or detect it early on...

TOOLKIT: National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

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, like improving heart health and lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes...