April 2021

May National Health Observances: Hepatitis Awareness, Physical Fitness, Women’s Health, and More!

National Health Observances

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. To help you spread the word, we also provide links to resources that you can use to promote these NHOs. This month, we’re raising awareness about hepatitis, physical fitness and sports, stroke, healthy vision, and women’s health...

Youth Sports Organizations Join Forces Virtually to Address the Challenges of COVID-19

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that kids and teens ages 6 to 17 get 60 minutes of activity every day. Physical activity provides many benefits for the health and development of youth and can be an important coping mechanism during difficult and stressful times. Playing sports is one way that kids and teens can get the physical activity they need, but opportunities for physical activity have changed a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as it relates to sports...

Healthy People, Social Determinants of Health, and Health Equity Featured in Podcast with ODPHP's Carter Blakey

The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) released a Healthy People 2030 (HP2030) Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and Health Equity (HE) podcast featuring Carter Blakey and Cynthia Gomez. The podcast complements JPHMP’s article entitled "Addressing Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health Through Healthy People 2030". The podcast highlights HP2030 and the roles SDOH and HE play toward achieving our nation’s health goals.