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.…

ODPHP recently established the National Clinical Care Commission to consider complex metabolic or autoimmune diseases that result from insulin-related issues and represent a significant disease burden in the United States. The Commission will consist of both federal and non-federal members who will provide recommendations to the Secretary and Congress on coordination and leveraging of federal programs related to these issues.…

From Healthy People 2020 Stories from the Field, a series highlighting communities across the Nation that are addressing the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs).

Exposure to secondhand smoke contributes to the deaths of 41,000 nonsmoking adults and 400 infants in the United States each year. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at higher risk for serious health conditions, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and respiratory diseases.…

Because the foundation for lifetime fitness is built in childhood, making family fitness a priority early on can yield results for years to come. May means longer days, warmer temperatures, and a multitude of opportunities to promote physical activity to your patients and clients. To celebrate SHAPE America’s National Physical Education and Sport Week from May 1-7, this post provides tips for professionals and educators to share with families to get them more involved in fitness.

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 Environmental Quality. Check out the infographic below, then head over to the Healthy People 2020 LHI Infographic Gallery to see infographics for other LHI topic areas.…

May 14, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET | Register now

Register for the 9th meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 (Committee). The Committee will:

Continue its deliberations regarding the Nation’s health promotion and disease prevention objectives Further develop recommendations on topics including Leading Health Indicators and target-setting methods for the Healthy People 2030 objectives

Be a part of the Healthy People 2030 development process.…

At the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Program, we place a high priority on helping health care professionals keep pace with today’s ever-increasing abundance of health information. Our mission is to make sure health care decisions are based on the best available evidence for the best possible health outcome.