June 2022

Lessening Cancer Risks: Healthy Living, Preventive Measures, and Public Health Practice

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At the heart of it, cancers are diseases caused by mutations in genes that ultimately fail to control the way our cells would normally function. Despite the complexity of factors and their interplay that lead to cancer, the evidence unequivocally suggests that there are measures that can be taken to reduce risk. When collectively addressed, these steps can help us to prevent many cancers. Within such a strategy, there are habits to avoid and habits to encourage.

July National Health Observances: Hepatitis Awareness

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. In July we’re raising awareness about the importance of viral hepatitis.

Call for Nominations for the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee: Open June 15 to July 15!

Call for Nominations for 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Today the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) announced the public call for nominations to the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee). The role of the Committee is to review the current body of nutrition science and develop a scientific report that is provided to HHS and USDA to help inform the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030. The public is invited to submit nominations for themselves or other qualified scientific experts by July 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM E.T.