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Are you a recent graduate interested in health promotion, physical activity, or health policy? The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is seeking applicants for three Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) fellowship opportunities. The Community Strategies Division seeks two participants with a background in public health and health policy to be involved in the Healthy People initiative. An additional fellow will join the Division of Prevention Science to support the dissemination and implementation of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition and the National Youth Sports Strategy.

Each month, we highlight a selection of National Health Observances (NHOs) to spread the word about important health issues that affect Americans every day. December’s NHOs help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and flu vaccines.

Check out the resources we’ve linked below to help you promote these NHOs — and join us in helping all Americans live healthier lives.…

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

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in the United States, and the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths. But although colorectal cancer is very common — and there are effective tests for it — many people in the United States aren’t getting screened.…