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By Iris Mabry-Hernandez, MD, MPH, AHRQ Physician and Don Wright, MD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health

Weight management is a priority for agencies across the federal government, state governments, communities, and the health care sector. Nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults have obesity, which increases their risk for serious diseases — including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and many cancers.…

Diabetes agents are some of the most common medicines associated with emergency department visits for adverse drug events (ADEs) in people age 65 and older. As such, diabetes agents are one of three medication classes included in the National Action Plan for ADE Prevention. To help achieve the plan, ODPHP developed Preventing Adverse Drug Events: Individualizing Glycemic Targets Using Health Literacy Strategies.…

June 26, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET | Register now

Register for the next 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 Deliberate and prioritize recommendations for implementing Healthy People 2030 Develop recommendations regarding graphics for communicating key Healthy People 2030 elements

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