January 2022

Equity and Enhanced Individual and Community Resilience Are Integral to a Meaningful Recovery

ODPHP Director RADM Paul Reed, MD

Health and well-being are essential to individual and community resilience and thriving. Promoting enhanced individual and community resilience is foundational to equitable long-term recovery and resilience for the nation. It is also central to ODPHP’s mission of encouraging all Americans to lead healthy and active lives.

February National Health Observances: Heart Health, Low Vision, Teen Dating Violence, and More

National Health Observances Graphic

Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that support our mission to improve health across the United States. In February, we’re raising awareness about heart health, low vision, teen dating violence, and girls and women in sports.

Reaching Kids Where They Are — Classroom-Based Interventions to Increase Physical Activity

In this post, the author describes recommendations from the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) for classroom- and school-based interventions to increase physical activity.

Announcing the Newly Selected Members of the 2022 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board!

Today, ODPHP is excited to announce the members of the 2022 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board. This group of scientific experts will help support the development of the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report on older adults. The members of the 2022 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board are: Barbara J...