April 2020

Learn When to Seek Emergency Care for Symptoms Not Related to COVID-19

Physical distancing is important to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but it is equally important that you monitor your health and know when to seek emergency medical care for serious symptoms that are not related to COVID-19. You may be concerned about going to a hospital or urgent care site during this outbreak, when many people are seeking care for coronavirus...

Improving Health Outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native People with Disabilities: A Law and Policy Perspective

Legal and policy approaches can be important tools for achieving healthier communities. A new report—The Role of Law and Policy in Achieving Healthy People’s Disability and Health Goals around Access to Health Care, Activities Promoting Health and Wellness, Independent Living and Participation, and Collecting Data in the United States—provides evidence-based information and identifies priority areas that can help communities achieve Healthy People objectives.

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Schedule Extended One Month

The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s schedule has been extended by one month, in consideration of new demands on Committee members’ schedules due to COVID-19. USDA and HHS continue to plan for the release of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans by the end of the year. Stay connected and receive updates on the Committee’s work at DietaryGuidelines...

Sioux City Launches Local Move Your Way Campaign with Winter Kickoff

In 2020, ODPHP is working with 8 pilot communities to implement the Move Your Way campaign on the local level, using the Move Your Way Community Playbook. Due to COVID-19, pilot communities will be adapting their campaigns to help people stay safe while they get active. This series will highlight local events and initiatives from the community pilot program — including creative ways to promote physical activity during social distancing...