by Symphony Chau, Senior Analyst – Communications, Center for Active Design

Physical inactivity is now comparative with smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in the world. As Americans continue to spend more time at work (over 1,700 hours a year), often in sedentary office environments, we must leverage our workplaces to reduce inactivity, encourage physical activity, and support overall employee health.…

October 31, 2018 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET | Register Now

Join us on Wednesday, October 31 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn about evidence-based legal and policy strategies that can be leveraged to address Healthy People 2020 objectives, including the Leading Health Indicators (LHI). This webinar will focus on the 2 Injury and Violence LHIs — reducing injury deaths and reducing homicides.…

The 2018 U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, developed by the National Physical Activity Plan, assesses the levels of physical activity and sedentary behaviors in American children and youth. The United States earned a D- in Overall Physical Activity. To see the other grades and read highlights from the report, read this post by the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance.

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram — the screening test for breast cancer — can help find breast cancer early, when it’s easier to treat.…

Access to primary health services is critical for preventing and detecting diseases, ensuring comprehensive treatment, and improving overall quality of life. The Partnership for Successful Living (PSL) in Nashua, New Hampshire takes an integrated approach to health care. Its goal? To provide comprehensive care that’s easy for vulnerable populations to access, with services ranging from primary care, behavioral health, and oral health to housing support and treatment for substance use disorder.

Register Now | September 27, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET

Join us on Thursday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn about the impact of laws and policies on increasing fruit and vegetable intake and making food accessible and affordable. This is the first in a series of webinars about the role of law and policy in helping to achieve Healthy People 2020 objectives.…

Each month, we release an infographic with the latest data related to a Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicator (LHI) topic. These infographics show progress toward Healthy People 2020 LHI targets — and show where there’s still work to be done.

This month’s featured LHI topic is Access to Health Services.…

Law and policy are among the most effective tools to improve health and well-being, yet many people may not be aware of the precise impact these interventions and approaches can have on population health. To address this, the Healthy People 2020 Law and Health Policy project is developing resources that will provide practical information to a broad audience about the impact that laws and policies can have on health outcomes.…

The Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) within the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has updated its Physical Activity Resource Guide (PARG).  The PARG is intended to aid and support County Health Offices, local community organizations, schools and others in physical activity programming.  The guide leads the reader through the complete process of health programming, Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation.  Three new sections have been added to the guide, Physical Literacy, Older Adults (age 60 and above) and Physical Activity and Physical Activity for Individuals with Physical Limitations and Disabilities.