On November 1, 2017, ODPHP held a free public listening session titled Partnering to Prevent Hypoglycemia in Washington, DC. Participants included federal partners, public and private health professionals, organizations, and consumer representatives.

Keynote speakers included:

Don Wright, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of ODPHP, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services LaShawn McIver, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy, American Diabetes Association

The listening session focused on hypoglycemia as an important public health issue and federal efforts to reduce hypoglycemic adverse drug events (ADEs).…

National Arthritis Awareness Month, observed during the month of May, aims to bring awareness to the growing prevalence of arthritis, the need for additional research and advocacy, and to encourage physical activity among the millions of adults with arthritis. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has been working through local parks and recreation to help people with arthritis manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life through the sustained delivery of CDC-recommended, arthritis-appropriate, evidence-based interventions across 48 states and American Samoa.
National Women’s Health Week, May 13-19, may be a good time to consider talking with your patients, colleagues, health care organizations, and others about the importance of promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors to women. The NIDDK at NIH—with input from black women and other partners, including Harvard University and Tufts University—launched Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better, a national movement to inspire black women to improve their health through regular physical activity and healthy eating. Learn more about how you may be able to start a Sisters Together program where you live, work, or network.
A BikeShare Program brings multiple benefits to government worksites with just one program: increased employee satisfaction, increased physical activity opportunities, savings from converted local trips and parking fees, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. To assist government agencies in launching, implementing, and sustaining an employee BikeShare Program, the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) of the California Department of Public Health designed an Employee BikeShare Program toolkit.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. The good news? Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early — even melanoma, the most dangerous kind of skin cancer.

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month is a chance for communities, health professionals, and families to work together to prevent this cancer or detect it early on.…

May 24, 2018 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET| Register Now

Join us on Thursday, May 24 at 12:00 p.m. ET to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Oral Health Leading Health Indicator. You’ll also learn about the Indian Health Service’s Early Childhood Caries Collaborative and hear about results from 2 Oklahoma communities that implemented this multi-faceted program.…