April 2023

The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Is Ending as the Work of Public Health Evolves

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

The declaration of the COVID-19  public health emergency officially ends on May 11, 2023. This moment reflects the progress that has been made throughout the acute phase of the pandemic – including decreasing rates of deaths and hospitalizations. Still, many challenges continue. As we transition to the next chapter of public health, it’s imperative that we carry forward and apply all that we have learned from the past few years to ensure optimal recovery, improved health and well-being, equity, and enhanced resilience.

Space Is Still Available for the Healthy People 2030 Spotlight on Health Webinar: Best Practices in Pain Care

Healthy People 2030

Space is still available for the next Healthy People 2030 Spotlight on Health Webinar: Best Practices in Pain Care. This webinar will take place on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 from 1:00 to 2:15 pm ET. To register, please visit the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Registration page. During this webinar, federal presenters will provide an overview of Healthy People 2030’s Chronic Pain Topic Area and the progress made to date on the objective Reduce the proportion of adults with chronic pain that frequently limits life or work activities – CP-01.

Ways to Get Involved with the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Dietary Guidelines: Ways to Get Involved

The 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s work is under way, and we welcome your involvement in the process to update the 2025-2030 Dietary Guidelines. The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) encourage public participation in the Committee’s review process.

May National Health Observances: Physical Fitness, Mental Health, Older Adults, and More.

National Health Observances

Each month we highlight select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health in the United States. In May, we are raising awareness about physical fitness, older adults, mental health, women’s health, and HIV awareness.