December 2020

USDA and HHS Just Released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025

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Today, USDA and HHS released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. Updated jointly by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) every five years, the Dietary Guidelines provides science-based advice on what to eat and drink to promote health, help reduce risk of chronic disease, and meet nutrient needs.

Fairfax County Harnesses Technology and Partnerships for Move Your Way® Community Campaign

In 2020, ODPHP worked with 8 pilot communities to implement the Move Your Way®  campaign on the local level, using the Move Your Way Community Playbook. This installment highlights successful campaign strategies that Fairfax County, Virginia used to promote physical activity during the pandemic.

National Association of County and City Health Officials: Helping Local Public Health Agencies Use Healthy People

As the national nonprofit organization that represents local public health departments, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) plays an important role in improving health and advancing health equity nationwide. And by teaming up with Healthy People 2030, NACCHO is demonstrating just how important local health departments are to achieving national health objectives.