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ODPHP is now on LinkedIn!

ODPHP is pleased to announce the launch of our brand-new LinkedIn page! We’re excited to have this space to connect with other professionals, provide resources, and answer questions about our work to encourage everyone to lead healthy and active lives.We’ll share information about our national health initiatives — like Healthy People 2030, the Physical Activity Guidelines, the Move Your Way Campaign, and MyHealthfinder...

Honoring Rosalynn Carter’s Legacy by Prioritizing Caregivers

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s caregiving journey began early in life, when she helped care for her father when he was diagnosed with cancer. Following his passing when she was 13, and the passing of her grandmother soon after, Mrs. Carter’s grandfather moved into the family home to receive care from her mother. These formative experiences would shape her future policy and advocacy work as a trailblazer for caregivers everywhere.

Food and Mood

Health and Well-Being Matter. ODPHP Director RDML Paul Reed, MD.

There is abundant evidence that good nutrition is imperative to overall physical health, supports disease prevention, and offers cognitive benefits too. But when it comes to our overall mental and emotional health or our sense of well-being, what specific outcomes can we expect from good nutrition? And what negative effects can we expect from inadequate nutrition? These questions are just a few of many being asked by the Food and Mood Project — an initiative led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

ICYMI: ADM Rachel L. Levine's Remarks from the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

ADM Rachel Levine headshot

Last month I was honored to deliver the keynote address to the American Public Health Association 2023 Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia. I spoke about an important initiative that we are continuing to develop and the need to take the social determinants of health “to the next level.” To reach the broadest possible audience, I am sharing my remarks from that meeting.