January 2024

Prevention Is Still the Best Medicine

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

Clinical preventive services (CPS) play an integral role in protecting and promoting individual health and the health of communities. Such services can help people recognize health problems early, when treatment often is most effective. CPS can also help prevent certain diseases altogether. However, despite the benefits, very few people in the United States receive all recommended preventive services and many access few. As public health professionals, we have a responsibility to not just deliver the message about the critical role that CPS play in supporting good health, but also work to expand CPS access in whatever ways we can.

ICYMI: 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Met Virtually for Fourth Meeting

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

ICYMI: Last week, on January 19, the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee convened for its fourth official meeting. While members had planned to meet in person once again, the meeting was ultimately held virtually due to winter weather concerns in the Maryland region. The meeting was livestreamed for members of the press and public and a recording of meeting is now available...

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

NHO Spotlight

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that support our mission to improve health across the United States. In February, we’re raising awareness about heart health, teen dating violence, and Black HIV/AIDS. We’re also celebrating the influence of women and girls in sports...

There’s Still Time to Register for Tomorrow’s Meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee


There’s still time to register to view the livestream of tomorrow’s meeting of the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The meeting will be livestreamed 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), during this meeting the Committee will hear updates from each subcommittee and discuss progress made since the third public meeting...