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Drinking too much alcohol increases risk of injuries, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. Help spread the word about strategies for preventing alcohol misuse or abuse and encourage communities, families, and individuals to get involved. healthfinder.gov provides toolkits for several National Health Observances, including Alcohol Awareness Month in April.…

A new story on oral health from Healthy People 2020’s Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? monthly bulletin shows how Massachusetts’s HIV Dental Ombudsperson Program helps to remove or reduce barriers that prevent people living with HIV/AIDS from receiving oral health services. With over 200 providers and 5,000 clients actively enrolled, the program provides approximately 7,000 services annually and has identified improved rates in viral suppression, medication adherence, and stable housing among its clients.…

Excerpted from the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance website

The National Physical Activity Plan commentary series, a bi-monthly e-publication designed to draw attention to timely and thought-provoking issues in physical activity and public health, released its fifth installment March 2016. These opinion essays aim to generate momentum to advance the field of physical activity and public health.…

ODPHP, on behalf of HHS, is seeking nominations for members of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030. The Committee will provide independent advice based on current scientific evidence for use in the development of Healthy People 2030.  The Healthy People initiative establishes disease prevention and health promotion objectives for the Nation.…