January 2021

Let’s Start the New Year by Making Every Bite Count!

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By: RDML Paul Reed, MD, ODPHP Director/Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health As we celebrate the beginning of this New Year, it has never been more evident that we should all strive to make changes that support a healthy way of life. As health professionals, one important change we can encourage of our patients is to consider the health implications of what we eat and drink...

Check out Healthy People 2030’s Target-Setting Tools and Target-Setting Methods Publication

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) recently released statistical methods and analytical tools that were instrumental in setting transparent, data-driven targets for Healthy People 2030 on a national level. NCHS – ODPHP’s data partner for Healthy People -- released these resources to aid public health decision makers in setting targets for their communities at state or local levels throughout the next decade.