News & Announcements

Learn about new ODPHP trainings and initiatives, stay current on our programs and projects, and read stories from the field showing our national policies at work.

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 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 Clinical Preventive Services.…

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is fortunate to have an active health literacy workgroup that represents over a dozen agencies. Its mission is to advance health literacy across our department. HHS currently defines health literacy as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions.…