April 2022

May National Health Observances: Physical Fitness, Older Americans, Women’s Health, and More!

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Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health nationwide. To help you spread the word, we’ve gathered resources that you can use to promote these NHOs with your networks and communities. This month, we’re raising awareness about physical fitness and sports, healthy aging, women’s health, mental health, stroke, healthy vision, and hepatitis.

May Is Older Americans Month: Elder Abuse Is a Social Determinant of Health

By Andy Mao, National Elder Justice Coordinator, U.S. Department of Justice This guest post is part of Healthy People in Action, a blog series highlighting how key partners use the Healthy People framework in their work, form cross-sector collaborations, and address social determinants of health to help achieve health equity...

We Can Achieve Health Equity

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Health equity is a necessary condition in the pursuit of meaningful health outcomes for individuals and society. The health of communities, and the nation, is unattainable without equitable access to the conditions that favor health and the ability to propitiously influence those conditions – what some refer to as civic muscle. Now, more than ever, we are aware of the importance of community-defined needs and community-driven action to improve health and well-being.

Proposed Scientific Questions to Inform the Development of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030: Available for Public Comment April 15 to May 16!

We Want to Hear from You

The development process for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030 is kicking off and we want you to get involved! Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the proposed scientific questions that will inform the next edition of the Dietary Guidelines. Starting April 15, HHS and USDA will be requesting public comments on the proposed questions. This is the first of several opportunities for public input on the Dietary Guidelines development process.