December 2019

Now Accepting Nominations to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board

As previously announced, HHS is reinstating the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board. Eligibility criteria and application information are available in the Federal Register Notice. Self-nominations are accepted. The Science Board is a subcommittee of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (the Council) and is made up of Council members and scholars with expertise in the fields of physical activity, health, sports, and nutrition...

Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy: Going to Bat for Inner-City Youth

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From the National Youth Sports Strategy Bright Spots, a series that highlights how successful programs are boosting youth sports participation across the Nation. The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy provides youth in underserved neighborhoods of Southeast Washington, DC, with a safe and supportive environment to learn and play...

Increasing Healthy Food Access in Rural North Carolina Food Deserts

From Healthy People 2020 Stories from the Field, a series highlighting communities across the Nation that are addressing the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). Rural communities face unique challenges when it comes to accessing healthy foods. Rates of obesity in both children and adults are significantly higher in rural locations than in urban locations, and people who live in rural areas eat fewer fruits and vegetables than those who live in cities...

Achieving Value in Health Care Through Health Literacy

By Cindy Brach, MPP, Senior Health Care Researcher, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Bernard Rosof, MD, MACP, Professor of Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed a roadmap to drive the health care system to deliver better value...