January 2023

February National Health Observances: Heart Health, Teen Dating, Girls & Women in Sports, and Black HIV/AIDS Awareness

National Health Observances

Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight issues affecting health across the nation. This month we are raising awareness about heart health, teen dating violence, girls & women in sports, and Black HIV/AIDS awareness.

Establishing Equitable Resilience Requires Shared Stewardship

Health and Well-Being Matter. ODPHP Director, RADM Paul Reed, MD.

Health and Well-Being Matter is the monthly blog of the Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. This month, RDML Paul Reed welcomes Victoria Brown, Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and her perspectives on HUD’s approach to building robust communities in the context of the recently released Federal Plan for Equitable Long-Term Recovery and Resilience. HUD’s investment in local entities and its intentional focus on promotion of what the Vital Conditions for Health and Well-Being framework calls “civic muscle” is akin to a melding of needs, interests, resources, and tools, despite presumed agency: what's come to be known as “shared stewardship”.

Austin Public Health Launches Social and Digital Ad Campaign

Move Your Way

Move Your Way® is the promotional campaign for the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. This blog post highlights the efforts of Austin Public Health (APH), a local health department that used Move Your Way to launch a social media and digital ad campaign to highlight physical activity resources in its community.