December 2023

January National Health Observance: Cervical Cancer Awareness

National Health Observances

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that support our mission to improve health across the United States. In January, we’re raising awareness about the importance of screening for cervical cancer.We’ve listed some resources below that you can use to promote this NHO with your networks...

Food and Mood

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

There is abundant evidence that good nutrition is imperative to overall physical health, supports disease prevention, and offers cognitive benefits too. But when it comes to our overall mental and emotional health or our sense of well-being, what specific outcomes can we expect from good nutrition? And what negative effects can we expect from inadequate nutrition? These questions are just a few of many being asked by the Food and Mood Project — an initiative led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

ICYMI: ADM Rachel L. Levine's Remarks from the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

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Last month I was honored to deliver the keynote address to the American Public Health Association 2023 Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia. I spoke about an important initiative that we are continuing to develop and the need to take the social determinants of health “to the next level.” To reach the broadest possible audience, I am sharing my remarks from that meeting.

Register for the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Fourth Meeting on January 19

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As part of its ongoing work, the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will hold its next public meeting on January 19, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. Convened jointly by the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA), the Committee will hear updates from each subcommittee and discuss progress made since the third public meeting...